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Nearly 1,000 Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps members from 13 dioceses dispatched to Hiroshima

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Japan Aug 27, 2018

It’s been about one month since the heavy rains in July 2018 that caused extensive damage mainly in western Japan. As previously reported, the Tenrikyo Disaster Countermeasures Committee dispatched the Church Headquarters Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps from August 8 to 19 to Sakamachi, Hiroshima Prefecture and the Minami-ku, Hiroshima City, which was hit by a […]

Disaster relief in Hiroshima

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Japan Aug 15, 2018

“Heavy rain in July 2018” that caused extensive damage from June 28 to July 8, mainly in western Japan. As reported, Tenrikyo Disaster Countermeasure Committee dispatched this unit to both Ehime and Okayama prefectures to support Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps. Prior to this, this unit moved to Hiroshima Prefecture where each branch of the Hiroshima […]

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) dispatched to areas affected by July’s heavy rains

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Japan Jul 13, 2018

The DRHC of Okayama Diocese were dispatched to assist in the recovery effort in the aftermath of an explosion at an aluminum factory in Soja City. The DRHC of Aichi, Gifu, Hyogo, Yamaguchi dioceses were also dispatched to affected areas. Source: https://www.tenrikyo.or.jp/yoboku/news/2018/07/12/27908/

Disaster relief in Northern Kyushu

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Japan Jul 13, 2018

Record rains in Fukuoka and Oita prefecture on July 5 caused rivers to overflow and trigger mudslides. As of July 12, 29 people were found dead and 21 missing. The Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps of Fukuoka Diocese were dispatched to Asakura City to assist in the recovery effort and distribute water. Women’s members of Fukuoka […]

Disaster relief in Northern Osaka

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Japan Jul 2, 2018

  In response to the earthquake on June 18 the Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) of Osaka Diocese were dispatched to cover damaged roofs with blue sheets. The Hyogo and Nara Diocese DRHC are scheduled to be dispatched between July 1 and 6.

Disaster relief in northern Kyushu

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Uncategorized Jul 19, 2017

Record rains in northern Kyushu left 29 dead and 21 missing and much damage in its wake. On July 11, the Fukuoka Diocese Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) were dispatched to Asakura City. On top of clearing debris from homes and a preschool, DRHC members distributed water to 1,600 homes cut off from the water […]

Participation in Kumamoto “prayer for recovery”

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Japan Apr 24, 2017

Followers from Kumamoto Grand Church participate in a “prayer for recovery” event a year after the 2016 Kumamoto quake. Followers made soup and roll sandwiches.

Disaster Relief in Tottori Prefecture

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Japan Nov 11, 2016

11,000 homes were damaged in the “Central Tottori Prefecture Earthquake” on October 21. On October 23 and 24, the Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps of Tottori Diocese was dispatched to affected areas. They took part in the recovery effort after receiving a request from Kurayoshi Social Welfare Council and responded to residents’ needs through a disaster […]

Disaster Relief in Iwate Prefecture, continued

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Japan Oct 16, 2016

Between October 2 and 9, the Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) were dispatched to Iwaiizumi-cho, Iwate. The area was affected by Typhoon Lionrock. Massive flooding caused 19 deaths and damage to some 700 homes. Upon receiving a request from Iwaiizumi-cho’s Social Welfare Council, staff from DRHC Headquarters, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, and Aomori dioceses were dispatched […]

Disaster relief in Iwate Prefecture

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Japan Sep 19, 2016

Between September 5 and 9, the Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps of Iwate Diocese was dispatched to Miyako City, an area affected by Typhoon Lionrock. Making a rare landfall from the Pacific Coast, Typhoon Lionrock caused rivers and waterways to flood. Cor.ps members were entrusted with clearing away mud. A total of 159 members were […]