East Japan Earthquake    March 11, 2011

Gospel Fest at KICK BACK CAFE in Tokyo

April 28, 2011

HEAVENESE, the Gospel band Marre orchestrates, had a benefit concert "Gospel Fest" for the tsunami victims in Rikuzen-takata at Kick Back Cafe in Sengawa, Tokyo.

Along with gospel music, Marre shared the on-site reports from the affected city and appealed for people's support for the Committed's relief work called "Send Love Project." All the donations collected during the concert will be used for the project.





We hope to hold a Gospel Fest in Rikuzen-takata as well in the near future.



On-site Report ----------------------


Kana's Hometown
A building stands in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, northern Japan after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck the area, March 13, 2011.

Rikuzen-Takata:5,000 Homes Under Water and 15,000 People Missing

On March 12th, the Self Defense Force of Japan started its rescue efforts of most all of the households of the city of Rikuzen-Takata that has been demolished by the recent earthquakes which is estimated at 5,000. From the rescue efforts in Takata area, the most damaged area, 52 bodies were recovered on the 12th, and on the 13th, 114 more bodies, totaling 166 in the 2 days. The rescue effort, however, has been slowed because of the debris blocking all traffic to the city whose population is 23,000. According to the task force of the city, roughly 8,000 people are staying in emergency evacuated areas. The city is doing what they can to locate the the rest of the population. The City Hall, a 4-story building, was engulfed by the tsunami and out of 300 workers there, the whereabouts of 100 employees hav not been determined. Also, the city resident registry has been lost causing difficulty in identifying who the victims are.
There has been some positive news as the Self Defense Force of Japan has been successful rescuing 37 people isolated from roofs of buildings. Rescue efforts will continue. (March 13, 7:48PM(JST), NHK)



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