Sunday, March 20, 2011

How to Work With Locals (better way to support Japanese victim)

Joel Charny from humanitarian policy and practice at InterAction, an alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernment organizations.

He made a point. Limiting supportive bodies and focusing our monetary support to them would facilitate the support than millions of people sending goods separately to Japanese local.

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Together with our warm, encouraging messages to them would help them overcoming the catastrophe.

Messages from the world in London to Japan

We (all residents, mainly formed by Japanese students living in London) have got together, spreading across London to gather all warm and encouraging messages from locals and all tourists in London on Sunday, 20th March, 2011.

The video showing the final result of the campaign 5m*8m huge, hand-made Japanese flag, full of all of the messages all over the flag at the St. Paul Cathedral, London. (I'm sorry about the quality of the video, but all of those darkened areas on the white flag are hand-written messages from countless number of people in London).

The all volunteers holding the flag, chanting "This is our voice, Ga-n-ba-re Nippon (hang in there, Japan)!!!"

In the meanwhile, we've got together raising several charity teams/organisations here in London, we will try our best to send the support as many and much as possible what such support organisations can do in Japan. All of our monetary support will be sent directly to Japanese organizations as soon as possible.

Please distribute this clip to all your family, who may be still suffering from the disaster, like my relatives in Sendai, Miyagi. We're here to pray and physically trying to help you all in distance.

PS all people worked there as 100% non-profit basis.