Who We Are

The Great East Japan Earth­quake occurred on 11th March, 2011.
More than 19,000 peo­ple died or were miss­ing for the earth­quake and the tsunami.
After the dis­as­ter, there were the nuclear acci­dents at Fukushi­ma Dai­ichi Nuclear Pow­er Plant and there are many evac­uees.

To sup­port the vic­tims Sendai Dio­ce­se Sup­port Cen­ter (SDSC) was set up imme­di­ate­ly after the earth­quake and start­ed the oper­a­tion.
In April, 2011 Catholic Tokyo Vol­un­teer Cen­ter (CTVC) was set up to orga­nize vol­un­teers from Tokyo met­ro­pol­i­tan area.

CTVC has been link­ing vol­un­teers with SDSC. We recruit vol­un­teers and dis­patch them to the dis­as­ter areas.
We are pro­vid­ing not only phys­i­cal sup­port and dai­ly goods, but also var­i­ous sup­ports col­lab­o­rat­ing with local Catholic church­es such as active lis­ten­ing and teatime to chat so that the evac­uees will not be iso­lat­ed.