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Temo helps Japan, and you? by Takisse Temo helps Japan, and you? by Takisse
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Now, let's start…

These pictures are from my first trip to a evacuee shelter 80km from Fukushima nuclear plant (THAT nuclear plant, in case you're wondering…)

Apart from having some relatives over there, me and other member of the Round Earth Committee are volunteering and assisting evacuee people.

In this trip we distributed 6 boxes of goods (food and dresses) and some Temo goods too of course! You can see me distributing Temo goods in the pictures at the bottom. In the last picture, I'm having a nap with the evacuees…

Finally, this is a small report on what I've discovered on my first trip to Fukushima.
Next week, I'll go again and I'll try to gather more informations (and distribute more food. dresses and goods too!)

1. Radiation issues and concerns.
As far as I know (with informations gathered directly there) it's perfectly safe to go to Fukushima as long as we stay out of the 30km evacuation area.
In addition, I've been told that is possible to entry in the evacuated are (as long as you are a resident) and stay inside for about 1 hour without health issues or concerns.
Lot of people are going inside in these days to get form their home personal belongings. This is true also to houses located really close to the central.

2. Shelter and evacuees
From what I've gathered there is a huge different between shelters and between evacuees themselves.
Anyway some common tendences can be defined:

a. long term evacuees vs short term evacuees
evacuees which own a car are moving from shelter to shelter searching for more confortable shelters and less populated shelters.
Very old people or people unable to move can't do that and some shelter are suffering over-population and water issues.

b. basic supplies are already delivered
since almost 2 weeks are passed since the disaster, shelters are getting more and more organized.

c. shelters have schedules
Shelters have schedules. They know in advance when a doctor will come, when there will be a bus for moving people to a nearby facility and so on.

3. Treat them as people, not as evacuees
Lastly, and mostly important, please stop thinking of them as evacuee and start think of them as real people. They have their own dignity and though in a hard situation, they are normal people…

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Neo-RubyFlames Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good job and a blessing for u, u sure are a very good and kind soul to help these people in need. I did dontate some money for Japan :heart:
StarsOfCASSiOPEiA Apr 10, 2011  Student General Artist
It's so sweet that you're helping out. :heart: Thanks for sharing your experiences with us and keeping us updated. :)
Takisse Apr 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'll go again this Friday!
I hope to post new pics soon!
StarsOfCASSiOPEiA Apr 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Can't wait! :)
My deepest respect for you. It's fantastic that you and your crew are helping the people there in your own creative way and also letting us know the situation there.
Next to faving this, I treasure this deviation and description. I believe you are a great person to do this.
Takisse Apr 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you for your kind words Colleen.
What we are doing is simply normal... you should blame people that stay here without doing noting.
I don't feel special at all!
You're welcome of course!
Ah, yes... you have a point.
You may not think so yourself, but honestly, you are. In a positive way that is. (:
thierryclan14 Apr 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great indeed, kudos for you to do your part to ease their pain. I'm the true believer that japan will rises again, they're one of the most resilient people around, the samurai spirits lives inside their heart.
As me? at least i hv donated something to Red Cross for Japan. THat the least i can do so far...
Takisse Apr 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes, Japanese people are strong and magical. They will surely rise again!
That's great that You're helping out.
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