This Friday marks two weeks since the first earthquake hit Kumamoto Prefecture. Many residents remain in shelters after evacuating from their homes due to collapse or dangerous conditions. Since day one, Peace Winds has been on the ground meeting the needs of evacuees in the hardest hit areas, and is now providing basic necessities such as shelter, food, water, and sanitation. Peace Winds is operating pet-friendly shelters for those whose animals were banned from entering main shelters, providing temporary toilets and showers to evacuees, cafe space for the elderly and others, and relief goods (food, water, blankets and other goods). Even as Peace Winds supports the immediate needs of Kumamoto evacuees they are looking ahead, making advanced preparations for recovery programs.
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