On March 11th 2011, Japan was struck by a massive earthquake and tsunami. PACT was established on the same year of July and became a nonprofit organization in the following year of October to aid Rikuzentakata, which is one of the cities affected by this disaster.
In Rikuzentakata, about 1800 precious lives were lost/still missing and about 22% of the city’s population still live in temporary housings (as of September 2014). Over 3,300 buildings were destroyed, which included city hall, hospital, schools, fire department, parks/recreations, etc. We have connected local residential volunteers and volunteer workers from outside of the city to work together in aiding Rikuzentakata. Not only are we providing disaster relief, we are aiming to support in the long-term community development process.
We have lost almost everything from the Great East Japan Earthquake, however we have gained a valuable treasure: “people-to-people relationship.” We will treasure the relationships that were built and continue to connect people together so that each person in Rikuzentakata can regain a peaceful everyday life to move on forward to build a community full of hope.
We have English-speaking staff available to assist your needs.
|Office:||108-2 Nakajima Yonesaki-Cho
Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture
|Tomonori Mizuno – Chairperson|
|Katsurou Kumagai – Board Member||Sadao Sato – Board Member|
|Fumi Hagiwara – Board Member||Hiroyuki Kuwakubo – Board Member|
|Takashi Matsumoto – Board Member||Satoki Morimoto – Board Member|
|Nobuo Yoshida – Board Member|
|Shizue Kamimoto – Auditor|
As we are a nonprofit organization, we rely heavily on volunteers, grants and donations to keep our programs operating. Your contribution to PACT will help with disaster relief and supporting community development in Rikuzentakata. You can support our work in many ways, which includes:
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Together we can make a difference!