On September 11, A-PAD Japan delivered 240 bottles of water to the Ogi City Disaster Volunteer Center. The water was provided by the Social Emergency Management Alliance (SEMA/Oisix) following the first delivery on September 7. The Disaster Volunteer Center will then give the water to volunteers who will be cleaning the flooded houses.
On the 7th, A-PAD Japan leased a vehicle to a disaster volunteer center in Takeo City run by the NGO Collaboration Center. The volunteer center was established and managed by local civil society organizations and individuals from Takeo City.
The private volunteer center is accepting volunteers who were unable to register at the public volunteer center run by Takeo City. Those volunteers are helping mainly around the Asahi area of Takeo City which suffered severe damage from the disaster.
Upon request from Takeo City, A-PAD Japan delivered 20 tarps on September 13. The tarps were procured through the Social Emergency Management Alliance (SEMA) and donated by Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. The tarps will be distributed to the people affected by the disaster by the Takeo City Facility Management Unit. This was the second time that A-PAD Japan distributed tarps to the affected municipality since August 30 when 72 tarps were distributed. Those tarps will be used to restore flooded houses and farmlands.
A-PAD Japan is continuing to work with the government, private sector, and NPOs to build an efficient and effective alliance for large-scale disaster response.