Our response team began delivering emergency assistance to survivors in northeastern Japan on March 14, alongside our partner Peace Winds. Today we are providing supplies and support to four tsunami-devastated cities. So far, our emergency response has reached as many as 42,000 Japanese survivors living in shelters. That assistance has included:
Delivery of critical food items including rice and fresh produce to survivors,
Rushing large shelters, tents, kerosene heaters and blankets to keep displaced families warm and safe,
Building a bathing facility for survivors who are housed in schools and community centers, and
Providing supplies such as bedding and kitchen items to hundreds of families who are now moving into temporary housing.