Feb 2022


Certificate of appreciation from Saga Prefecture

We are very honored to be awarded a certificate of appreciation from the Governor of Saga Prefecture. Yasuhiro Ueshima, the secretary-general of the Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) attended the ceremony held on February 4th, 2022, on behalf of the PBV team.
Since August last year, PBV has carried out relief programs in Omachi-cho, Saga Prefecture to support the communities affected by the floods. In recognition of our activities, PBV was invited to the Governor’s Certificate of Appreciation presentation ceremony held at the Saga Prefectural Government. The ceremony was attended by 42 organizations, including the local fire department, private firms, non-profit organizations, and volunteer groups from both in the prefecture and outside. Each certificate carried different messages to highlight the significance of each organization’s activity. The certificate to the PBV reads that the team provided support with a close commitment to the affected residents.
Saga Prefecture was hit by the disaster in the middle of the recovery process from the flooding two years ago, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic posed additional challenges to the affected communities.
PBV has been working in cooperation with local residents, NPOs, social welfare councils, cooperatives, businesses, and the government to help the evacuees at home and those in evacuation centers.
Taking this opportunity, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to our donors and supporters for their generous contributions. We seek your continued support for our efforts in the future.
Thank you very much!