We received a thank you note from Taeko Torigai from the Japanese Canadian Assocation of Yukon. Taeko brought to our attention an article posted on theCamper.ne.jp website. The website is in Japanese, so take a look if you know the language. Taeko gave us a summary of the translation as follows:
“But this time, Atsushi who lives in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada and me (Taeko Torigai, a secretary of Japanese Canadian Assocation of Yukon) were able to get in touch with [Camp Chef]. With cooperation of Matt from Camp Chef and Barry from Transport company, the NPO Camper in Japan has successfully received a shipment of camp stoves. Now they and other organizations in Japan can cook hot meals for people who are living in the temporary shelters.”
“There are children who lost their parents, parents who lost their children, people who are trying to locate the bodies of loved ones…. Some people lost their home and everything along the coast line and some were forced to evacuate because of the Nuclear Power Plant disaster. Those people’s lives will be very difficult for sometime to come.”
“I hope the hot meals can bring a small comfort to those who are still suffering.”
“Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.”
“We appreciate it very much.”
Taeko Torigai, Whitehorse, Yukon
Our hearts and minds go out to these victims and others of recent disasters worldwide. For those so inclined that would like to donate to relief funds, the following link will take you to the American Red Cross website where you can donate as well as learn more about what you can do to help.