|Ofunato Church, damaged by the tsunami|
At the present time we are mobilizing teams from Japanese churches, as they are ready to go and already have the language and understand the culture. As we approach summer we hope to be able to accept teams from overseas as well. We've also been able to help some specialists to go as well, like the team of firefighters currently at a CRASH base.
So far about 100 people have gone into the field in association with CRASH. I'm volunteering at the CRASH Japan Headquarters in Tokyo, where some 300 people have come in to help over the past 4 weeks. About 30 tons of relief supplies have been distributed through the CRASH network.
CRASH Japan is preparing for a long-term recovery effort, to support the church as they reach out in love. We are grateful for the prayers, financial support and volunteer help we have received so far.
For information about how to be involved, see the website: http://www.crashjapan.com/index.php?lang=en