O.G.A. FOR AID has been busy this last month here in Minamisanriku. Work in Tokyo is busy also as we continue to make new friends, connections and hold events.
During February we were able to sponsor a valentines party for local residents in Minamisanriku, mostly young adults in their 20's and 30's attended. The Sea Side Center has been more active and residents are starting to pop by and use the facility. Thank you to Liam Cosgrove for managing the center this month!
Angela was given the opportunity to speak at a TPF2 forum at the Waseda University in Tokyo. There she was explaining a bit about O.G.A. FOR AID and its experiences in Minamisanriku and disaster relief work during the immediate aftermath of March 11 2011.
March 2012 will continue on with a flurry as we prepare for GFA's transition out of the winter months and into spring tilling and planting.
The Community Learning Center will have its shuttle bus up and running by the last week, flags and signs are being prepared for awareness and to facilitate guests.
March 14th at Biervana in Akasaka from 6pm there will be a St. Patricks Day event, organized by INJ and Europubworks, all raffle proceeds are being donated to O.G.A. FOR AID so please come along if you can and tell your friends too!! :) Come by Biervana again on the 18th if you would like to catch up in person and hear about the work up in Tohoku, O.G.A. FOR AID staff and volunteers will be there again and marching in the parade in Omotesando later.
Distribution to various neighborhoods and temporary housing areas is bi weekly this coming month, Peter is organizing the distribution with local staff and volunteers who join us for the day(s). please send us an email if you would like the chance to help out hands on.
Here's to another productive month, there is still much to be done. we are eager to continue implementing projects already running as well as initiate new ones as the needs demand. Thank you all!
The link below showcases some of the events and happenings during the month of February. we hope you enjoy watching it, and thank you all for your continued support. We appreciate it so very much! Here is what WE ALL, (yes, you too!), not just us have been able to accomplish. がんばろう！！
Peter, Damon, Angela and Erwin, O.G.A. FOR AID
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