Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund Cash For Work Project
Second Hand has been collecting and delivering essential supplies for disaster victims in the cities of Natori and Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture. We have delivered more than 30 tons so far to shelters and homes. Each time we go, we listen to the needs of the local people.
Many residents have no cash at hand to buy necessities and, for various reasons, much of the money donated to major charitable organizations has not yet been distributed locally. Jobs are needed to provide cash income. In addition, many people want to return home now that lifelines are being restored but they need help to clear their houses of mud and debris.
In response to this situation, a Cash For Work project is being launched through the Tohoku Region Earthquake Relief NGO Center*. Local people seeking work will be paid in cash by the day to help people clear their homes and make them livable.
Please Help Support This Project!
Please send donations to the following (Be sure to specify in the comment column “For the Tohoko Earthquake Relief Fund”.)
Our Paypal account: firstname.lastname@example.org (This is best if you are donating from overseas.)
Our bank account: (This is best if you are donating from within Japan.)
Bank: Japan Post Bank
Branch: Head Office
Bank Address: 3-2, Kasumigaseki 1-chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-8798, Japan
BIC (SWIFT Code): JPPSJPJ1
Name: SECOND HAND, Japan
Address: 1-1-18 Kanko-dori Takamatsu-Shi Kagawa-ken 760-0055, Japan
Cash for Work
Cash for Work encourages smooth economic recovery in disaster regions by providing jobs on rebuilding projects to local disaster victims. This method has been used effectively for recovery after major disasters such as the Sumatra earthquake and tsunami of 2004.
*Tohoku Region Earthquake Relief NGO Center
The Center, which was established on March 14, is a network of 30 NGOs, companies and local governments serving 3 cities and 2 towns on the northern coast of Miyagi prefecture. The Center responds to the daily needs of these communities by delivering supplies, sending volunteers to shelters and medical centers, coordinating activities, providing information, etc.