Call for Donations: Emergency Relief for Torrential Rains and Flooding in Kyushu 2020
Since July 3, 2020, record torrential rains have continued mainly in Kumamoto and other prefectures in Kyushu. Heavy rain emergency warnings have been issued in several prefectures in southern and western parts of the Japanese archipelago. The rains have been causing large-scale flood damage and landslides in many parts of the affected regions.
Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) has been in close communication (via online) with Kumamoto Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (KVOAD), Kumamoto Prefectural Council of Social Welfare, Japan Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (JVOAD) and other relief agencies to gather information of the damage situations and updates on the ongoing relief efforts. Due to the risk of COVID-19 contagion, we will carefully consider and respect the policy of external support acceptance by the local organizations upon planning our onsite relief project. Once we receive the request from the local related organizations, we will start implementing our project immediately with extra caution to prevent spread of the COVID-19. Please help us support those in extremely challenging conditions in the affected areas.
We accept donations through credit cards, bank transfer and corporate giving platform, Benevity. Please visit our donation page and find the most convenient donation method for you: https://pbv.or.jp/en/donate/
More updates from the affected areas will be shared here and on our website and Facebook page shortly.