First Volunteers Start Habitat Response Operation in Japan
The first Habitat for Humanity volunteers are repairing houses and clearing away debris in Ofunato, northern Iwate Prefecture, marking the start of the international charity’s response operation in Japan.
This week, two relief workers are keeping diaries about their daily experiences from Ofunato. Read their bios below and follow their daily diary entries to stay up to date.
Rebuilding Japan: Aid worker diary
Heron Holloway, 28, is a Habitat for Humanity International’s disaster communications manager. She is in Ofunato city, northern Iwate Prefecture, Japan, as part of the first team engaged with housing repair and clean-up activity. Read Heron’s daily diary entries here.
Rebuilding Japan: Volunteer diary
Isako Matsuoka, 20, is a Habitat for Humanity volunteer. She is in Ofunato city, northern Iwate Prefecture, Japan, and is part of the first team of volunteers involved in housing repair and clean-up activity. Read Isako’s daily diary entries here.