The northern part of Kyushu has been experiencing severe heavy rain since August 28, 2019, with particular damage in Fukuoka, Saga, Oita Prefectures.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a warning, and evacuation orders were made for approximately 880,000 people in these three prefectures. There have been rivers overflowing in various locations, and as of August 29 the Cabinet Office has announced that there was inundation above floor level in 82 buildings, and below in 318. The overall extent of the damage is as yet unknown, and it is anticipated that it may expand further.

The Peace Boat Disaster Volunteer Center (PBV) dispatched staff members to the affected areas on August 30 for initial damage assessment to determine the support needed by the local people in the area. On the following day, a team with tools and machines for house cleaning and preservation was also dispatched. We are working closely with the local authorities and relief organizations, and have implemented emergency relief activities needed by the people.

We seek your kind understanding and generous contribution to enable us to support those affected by the disaster for early recovery of their communities.

How you can make a donation:

You can make a secure online donation via our Japan-based credit card processing system (translated into English).

Option Two: Donation by Bank Transfer to PBV

Remittances in either US dollars or Japanese yen can be made from overseas banks. The information shown below is required to make a remittance from overseas to our account. Please indicate “2019 Kyushu” in message field when you make the transfer. For details, please ask your local bank.

MUFG Bank, Ltd (For donations from overseas)

Bank name MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Branch Takatanobaba
Bank address 3-2-3 Takadanobaba, Shinjukuku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Branch code 053
Account No. USD 0097317 or JPY 0380766
Beneficiary’s Address 3-13-1-2F-A Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-0075, Japan
Beneficiary’s Tel 81-3-3363-7967
Beneficiary’s Fax 81-3-3362-6073

Option Three: Donation by Postal Transfer to PBV (郵便振替)

If you are based in Japan, you may find it more convenient to send your donation from post office. PBV accepts donations via postal transfer too. Please indicate “2019 Kyushu” together with sender’s name in the section provided when you make the transfer. The following details is required for the transaction.

Postal Transfer (For donors based in Japan)

Payee Account Number 00120-9- 488841

Option Four: Donation to Peace Boat US (US-based)

You can make a secure online donation via PayPal through our New York-based associated organization Peace Boat US, which is a 501(c)3 registered organization in the United States. For more details about donations and US tax deductions, please visit the Peace Boat US website.

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Option Five:Donation to PBV through Benevity

Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center is now registered as a charity on Benevity, a global provider of corporate social responsibility platform. If your enterprise is registered as a client to Benevity, you may want to select this option to make your donation as a part of philanthropy program of your company. Please visit the Benevity website for details.

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