Japan: poise amid fear; hundreds of Catholic youth volunteer
Catholic World News - March 16, 2011
Hundreds of Catholic youth from all over Japan have volunteered to assist the victims of the Sendai earthquake and tsunami, according to Father Daisuke Narui, director of Caritas Japan.
“Today the dominant feeling is fear,” Father Narui told the Fides news agency. “The biggest concern is that of the nuclear power plant in Fukushima. It is a ghost from Japanese history coming back to haunt us. But it must be said that the people are not indulging in panic, instead they are reacting with poise and dignity.”
“Only the people within the first 20 kilometers [12 miles] of the nuclear power plant have been evacuated,” he added. “The rest are waiting. Furthermore, in the worst affected areas the main problem is the lack of food and fuel. As there is no fuel, people can not move. And they are left feeling powerless in the face of this tragedy.”
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Posted by: AgnesDay -
Mar. 16, 2011 3:49 PM ET USA
Found it. You can make bank draft or credit card donations on the caritas.org website. Just follow the links. Thanks.
Posted by: AgnesDay -
Mar. 16, 2011 3:31 PM ET USA
Have just been on their website. They say to make donations, e-mail them at [email protected] . I am going to e-mail, and will post on this article whatever I find.
Posted by: brenda22890 -
Mar. 16, 2011 11:31 AM ET USA
I continue to look for reputable Catholic organizations so that I can make a donation. Is there any information about Caritas Japan? Thank you