Lions Clubs Story of the Week: Recovery Begins in Japan
In Japan, our fellow Lions still need our assistance. Lions Clubs International staff members who traveled to Ishinomaki, an area razed by the disaster two months ago, took these photos. They report that photos tell only part of the story; the smell of industrial waste, rotting organic matter and standing water is overwhelming. But clean up and recovery have begun.
Many Lions clubs are reeling from the loss of their club members, but they know that helping hands will be needed for months to come. A preliminary meeting with the local Red Cross allowed Lions to assess the medium- and long-term needs of their neighbors and provided a framework for Lions’ service.
In this slide show, you’ll see haunting photos of the devastation that show how much Japan still needs our help.