Dec 2021


December 2021 U.S. Tornado Damage: Emergency Relief Fund Launched

On December 10th and 11th, 2021, at least 30 tornado outbreaks were recorded in nine states in the Midwest and Southeast in the United States, including Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee. This tornado damage was the worst occurring in December in U.S. history, and nearly 100 people lost their lives, mainly in Kentucky. (*As of December 17, 2021, according to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy) The Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) has set up an emergency relief fund to support the local organizations to rebuild the communities affected by the tornadoes. From our experience in disaster responses in Japan and abroad, we know that the journey to full recovery will […]

Jun 2020


Updates on Typhoon Hagibis Relief: New Grant Awarded for Projects in Iwaki and Chiba

Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) is excited to announce the award of a typhoon Hagibis relief grant from a US-based organization, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, to support our ongoing recovery efforts in the Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture and the southern Chiba region. As previously shared on this news section and on our Facebook page, we have been working in the two areas affected by the typhoon since October 2019. Up until this spring, we had worked with hundreds of volunteers who came over to the project sites and lent a helping hand to rebuild communities and regain livelihoods in Iwaki and southern Chiba. We have implemented diverse projects, such as […]