Category Archives: Japan

From Your Home to Their Shelter

We on the Socks for Japan team are spending almost all of our time processing socks or distributing them, which leaves few hours per week for emailing confirmations that we’ve received packages and writing reports on our distributions. Just before going to bed ahead of another early-morning departure, however, I’d like to escort you to […]

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Rushing to Miyagi

Socks for Japan received a van to use on a two-day trip to Miyagi Prefecture on Thursday and Friday. Three of us — representing Japan, South Africa, and the United States — will take 4,000 pairs of socks to Watari and Yamamoto in response to both towns issuing emergency requests for socks and underwear. The […]

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Socks to Iwaki

Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture was badly damaged by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11. It’s located just 40 km (25 mi) south of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, so close that one percent of it was evacuated due to radiation concerns. Despite radiation in the area remaining within safe limits, perception […]

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Socks for Japan Update

Please pardon the delay in publishing a report on our distribution to Iwaki yesterday. Socks for Japan has been busy with exciting new developments that will help us reach a greater number of survivors more quickly. That’s the good news. The less good is that making such arrangements used up time I wanted to put […]

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Off to Iwaki

Our team of volunteers processed 2,900 pairs of socks today in preparation for our trip to Iwaki City tomorrow morning. Iwaki is even closer to the Fukushima nuclear power plants than Kitaibaraki, where we went on Monday, providing a full report on Wednesday. Part of Iwaki was evacuated due to radiation concerns, but our checks […]

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