NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN is a photographic journey that will be made by photographer Mark Paul over 50 days from August 8th to September 24th, 2011 covering 300 Miles on foot (actually closer to 600), and 45 districts affected by the Tōhoku earthquake, tsunami, and current nuclear crisis. He will document the inner strength of the Japanese people as they deal with the aftermath of the tragedy. Every man, woman, child, and animal have a story that deserves to be told. The victims feel voiceless.
Ofunato and International Aide.... All Hands Volunteers. THE BIG BLOG Part ONE....
At 41 I have learned a lot about living but the most important thing I have learned in Japan is to be present at every moment in my life and
Circumstances the last few days led me to an amazing group of International Volunteers called ALL HANDS
What is most impressive is the humility and hard work that this group of people put in everyday , 6 days a week to help the region that they are in to heal itself. In Japan the group is led by Marc Young the Director of Global Operations. In Ofunato, Japan Marc has coordinated a group of over 80 volunteers to go out and improve conditions throughout the community.
Each individual volunteer gives 110% of themselves to their projects: And always done with a smile and a passionate “CAN DO” attitude. None of the individuals are being paid to be in these disaster areas . They are also currently in Minot where the Tornadoes occurred and in Leogone, Haiti where the earthquake occurred in 2010.
Special thanks to:
Catriona “Tree” Statham
Alan Foam Leader /New Zealand