The Crown Agents Foundation through Crown Agents Japan is providing financial support to local organisations assisting the people and areas affected by the Tohoku Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami on 11 March 2011.
Employees from Crown Agents Japan recently visited some of the areas severely affected by the disasters to learn more about the non-profit organisations assisting local communities, including the Alice Box and P@CT.
'Alice Box', an organisation that is based in Kesennuma City within the Miyagi Prefecture, provides a mobile vending service for small temporary housing establishments and purchases its goods from local retail shops that are struggling in the aftermath of the Tsunami.
Left: Mobile houses in Kesennuma City Right: Catering service by Alice Box
P@CT, meanwhile is helping to revitalise the local community of Rikuzentakata City with the support of student volunteers who operate from a 'Michikusa Room' to help residents farm the land devastated by the disaster. Crown Agents' employees visited an 'Eco Farm', prepared by the student volunteers to support residents who have lost their houses and livelihoods.
Eco Farm in Rikuzentakata City
Significant progress has been made in the two years after the disasters but there is still much work to be done. Crown Agents will continue to offer its support through coordination with relevant organisations to help the worst-hit areas and restore local communities.
The Crown Agents Foundation is a non-profit-distributing company limited by guarantee. It owns all the shares in Crown Agents and oversees its ethos and activities.
The area of Kesennuma City where tsunami hit
The area of Rikuzentakata City where tsunami hit