From a small Sarasota office park, half a world away from the devastation in Japan, ShelterBox USA is beginning to provide relief.
“It really means hope to a disaster victim,” said Alan Monroe, Volunteer Program Manager for ShelterBox USA.
That hope comes in the form of a 55-gallon green box.
“Basically, what we put in a ShelterBox is everything a family needs to get back on their feet again after a disaster,” said Monroe.
And that starts with the shelter itself, the tent.
“This disaster relief tent is really designed for an extended family of up to ten people.
It’s the most technically advanced aid tent in the world. And really what it’s designed to do is to provide that shelter, and that sense of home for families that lost everything,” explained Monroe.
Tokyo (CNN) — Japan’s beloved emperor dramatically took to the national TV airwaves Wednesday and buoyed the spirits of his disaster-stricken citizens, an extraordinary address before a nation grappling with the aftermath of an epic earthquake and a devastating tsunami and growing fears of a nuclear catastrophe.
“I truly hope the victims of the disaster never give up hope, take care of themselves, and live strong for tomorrow,” said the dignified and understated Emperor Akihito, a calm and poignant oration delivered from the Imperial Palace.
“Also, I want all citizens of Japan to remember everyone who has been affected by the devastation, not only today but for a long time afterwards — and help with the recovery.”
JGSDF rescued the old man and old women.
This vid in english. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zeroCZSrjo
And,We wish to express our gratitude to the rescue party,donation and prayer from all over the world.