One Love – People Helping People

It’s hard to live in today’s world and not notice many hair-raising, blood-boiling things going on. Whether it’s wars, bombings, nuclear power plants melting down and resulting environmental problems, a changing global climate, petty political bickering and power grabbing in our national debates, and on and on… Then every so often, I am moved to the core by some of the beautiful things humanity is capable of. Watching this photo slideshow of Akira, his volunteers, farmers who donated crops, ferry boat operators, the destruction from whence they came and the hope and...

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Mission Success [VIDEO]

Akira and his team of volunteers have the first round of relief work under their belts and the goal of not only feeding hungry people, but also putting smiles on their faces is accomplished. I won’t say too much more, except: watch this video. Yes, it’s in Japanese, but I think the images are universally translatable. share with your friends Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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Live Video from the Relief Effort

Akira and his team of volunteers are now on Katsura Island cooking as we write this. The video below shows the team taking delivery of food and supplies form all over Japan and loading it on the skiff. Many prefectures in Japan have been graciously donating food and the volunteers have been collecting utensils, pots and pans. When I see this video, I realize just how much bigger this whole mission has become than any one individual. World Cup skiers, from Alpine to cross country, skier cross to biathlon, organizers, Japanese farmers, administrators, bookkeepers, and most of all donors like...

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We are Grateful to Didier Cuche

Skiers Helping Japan and the beneficiaries of his generous donation thank Didier Cuche! Didier donated $17,000 and will be used for the first round of relief efforts  in a small, forgotten island that has been largely forgotten by national relief. Katsura Island was leveled in the March earthquake and tsunami and still has thousands of people in shelters without basic necessities. Akira and his team of volunteers will be heading out there June on the 13th and 14th to cook for the population. We will post photos of the relief effort when they become available. Didier: THANK YOU! View Japan...

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