Shinnyo-en Supports Recovery Efforts from Typhoon Hagibis

October 16, 2019
Tokyo, Japan

On the 12th of this month the Japanese archipelago was hit by the largest and strongest typhoon in the history of meteorological records in the country. Record-setting torrential rains and extreme winds caused floodings, landslides and other casualties in many regions and the number of reported victims is still increasing. 

Shinnyo-en swiftly opened the doors of 8 Temples and Centers in areas of high risk and gave immediate shelter to over 130 neighbours. Starting on the 14th the Shinnyo-en Relief Volunteers (SeRV) formed preparation teams to gather information from the affected areas and investigate about best ways to support rescue efforts and relief work in cooperation with local officials.

Ahead of the disaster Shinnyo-en had setup a special committee on the 11th and prepared over 100 locations nationwide, storing water and food supplies in case of need for emergency shelters. 

While Japanese self defense forces and national rescue units are still at the front line to secure the affected areas and reestablish the broken life lines, SeRV teams have started support in cleaning up mood and debris from broken houses and furniture. 

At Shinnyo-en we continuously extend our prayers for the victims of all kinds of natural disasters and human-caused catastrophes, and wish for a swift recovering of affected areas.