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2011 Ashikaga Disaster Relief Fund . Use of the Donation from SCAS and the Situation of the 3.11 Earthquake Disaster Damage. Mayor’s Office City of Ashikaga. Use of the SCAS Donations

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Use of the Donation from SCAS and the Situation of the 3.11 Earthquake Disaster Damage

Mayor’s Office

City of Ashikaga


  • Use of the SCAS Donations Earthquake Disaster Damage

  • The donation from SCAS was saved to the 3.11 Disaster Relief Fund of Ashikaga City. The funds were used to assist refugees evacuated from those areas hardest hit by the 3.11 disasters.

  • Food for refugees at refugee center – a total of 3119 refugees

  • Health Support – medical examinations for 74 refugees

  • Expectant Mother Examinations – for 3 pregnant women


Number of Refugees in Ashikaga Earthquake Disaster Damage

Ashikaga City established two (2) refugee centers


Refugees in Ashikaga Earthquake Disaster Damage

(as of January 27, 2012)

57 families 142 persons

From Miyagi prefecture

4 families 4 persons

From Fukushima prefecture

53 families 138 persons


Remainder of Funds Earthquake Disaster Damage

Any funds remaining in the 3.11 Disaster Relief Fund of Ashikaga City will be used to support the remaining refugees and to assist Ashikaga residents in need of assistance to repair damage resulting from the earthquake and its aftermath, as needed.


These photos are typical of exterior property damage suffered in Ashikaga from the 3.11 earthquakes.


These photos show the structural damage done by the shaking during the 3.11 earthquake. Note the piles of roofing tiles on the ground and the very familiar tarps on the roof to prevent water damage.


These during the 3.11 earthquake. Note the piles of roofing tiles on the ground and the very familiar tarps on the roof to prevent water damage.pictures show us some of the typical damage experienced immediately after the extended shaking of the first earthquake was felt in Ashikaga on 3.11photos


Ashikaga City government buildings were not spared damage from the earthquake. The quake destroyed the chandelier in the Ashikaga City Assembly Hall.


This photo was taken recently of some of the refugees still in Ashikaga as they ate their lunch in the refugee center lunch room.


On March 17, 2011 Springfield Mayor Frank Edwards and SCAS Ashikaga Committee Chair Carol Zerkle announced the creation of the Ashikaga Disaster Relief Fund.

The Fund would provide assistance to victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami and their aftermaths who had been given refuge in the Springfield Sister City of Ashikaga and to Ashikaga residents needing assistance with earthquake damage.

The Fund raised $31,945.34.


Williamsville State Bank and Trust (WSB&T) became the banking partner of the Fund. The bank donated all fees and service charges.

THANK YOU, WSB&T!


In the slides that follow, we have captured some of the many events that were held to raise funds to donate to the Ashikaga Disaster Relief Fund. We regret that we were unable to capture each of the events staged to help the people of Japan.

THANK YOU,

Springfield!


Iles Senbazuru Arrives events that were held to raise funds to donate to the Ashikaga Disaster Relief Fund. We regret that we were unable to capture each of the events staged to help the people of Japan.

Ashikaga Mayor Ohmamiuda stands beside the Senbazuru (1,000 cranes) made by the students at Iles Elementary School.


Laketown Elementary School Classes Write Letters to Ashikaga events that were held to raise funds to donate to the Ashikaga Disaster Relief Fund. We regret that we were unable to capture each of the events staged to help the people of Japan.

Ms. Hummert's First Grade Class (back row, left to right: Principal Renee Roy, Volunteer Connie Magee, Student Teacher Amanda Libotte, and Teacher Julie Hummert)


Laketown Elementary School Classes Write Letters to Ashikaga events that were held to raise funds to donate to the Ashikaga Disaster Relief Fund. We regret that we were unable to capture each of the events staged to help the people of Japan.

Ms. Buxton's Kindergarten Class (back row, left to right: Teacher Mary Kunshek, Volunteer Connie Magee, Principal Renee Roy, and Teacher Melissa Buxton)


Laketown Elementary School Classes Write Letters to Ashikaga events that were held to raise funds to donate to the Ashikaga Disaster Relief Fund. We regret that we were unable to capture each of the events staged to help the people of Japan.

Ms. Madonia's Kindergarten Class (back row, left to right: Principal Renee Roy, Teacher Mindy Madonia, Volunteer Connie Magee, and Teacher Kathleen McGrath)


Springfield Southeast High School German Club officers present check to SCAS President Jennie Claflin for Ashikaga Disaster Relief Fund

SSHS German Club


SSHS National Honor Society Bake Sale present check to SCAS President Jennie Claflin for Ashikaga Disaster Relief Fund


Jane Hartman & The LLCC Big Band present check to SCAS President Jennie Claflin for Ashikaga Disaster Relief Fund

LLCC Music Professor Jane Hartman had visited Ashikaga as a member of an SCAS Jazz Delegation. Students from the two LLCC jazz bands donated all proceeds from their Spring Concert to the SCAS Ashikaga Disaster Relief Fund.


LLCC’s present check to SCAS President Jennie Claflin for Ashikaga Disaster Relief FundStolen Moments Band

LLCC Music Professor Jane Hartman had visited Ashikaga as a member of an SCAS Jazz Delegation. Students from the two LLCC jazz bands donated all proceeds from their Spring Concert to the SCAS Ashikaga Disaster Relief Fund.


Park District and SCAS form Partnership to Honor Victims of Japanese Disasters

Park District President Leslie Sgro accepts check from SCAS President Beth McQuade for purchase of daffodil bulbs to be planted at Centennial Park in memory of the victims of the 3.11 Japanese disasters.


RAIN forces Garden Dedication Indoors Japanese Disasters

Springfield Park District Trustees Tina Jannazzo and Sara Wojcicki, and the SCAS 2011 Ashikaga Student Delegation and Host Families dedicated the Centennial Park Japanese Memorial Gardens indoors after rain soaked the Springfield area. The group gathered around the architect’s drawings to pose for this photo.


Delegation Chaperones with Garden Plans Japanese Disasters

The three chaperones of the SCAS 2011 Ashikaga Student Delegation have a memorial photo taken with the plans for the Centennial Park Japanese Memorial Gardens.


Bulb Planting Day has Arrived! Japanese Disasters

Springfield Park District maintenance crews have prepared the daffodil planting beds at Centennial Park. The ground is finally cool enough to plant the cold-loving bulbs.


Pros assist Japanese DisastersVols

Chad Scaiffe and his crew from the Springfield Park District Washington Park Botanical Garden are the professionals. Sister Cities members David Cation and Janice Perino and others braved the cold, windy conditions to plant the second bed of daffodils.


The Job is Done Japanese Disasters

Chad Scaiffe and the Botanical Gardens crew pose with SCAS Ashikaga Committee Chair Carol Zerkle after the bulbs are planted.


Ashikaga Visitors to Memorial Garden Japanese Disasters

2011 Ashikaga Gettysburg Delegation Leaders Masuda Shinji and Kashiwase Minako visit the site of the newly planted Memorial Garden on November 18, 2011.



The Sister Cities Association of Springfield thanks you for your generosity in support of the victims of the 3.11 Earthquake.

Ashikaga City was able to provide needed assistance to disaster victims seeking refuge in their city with the donations made to SCAS.


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