Friday, August 12, 2011

Ishinomaki, Japan

Earlier, I told you about how Paul Mizoguchi, Company VP/Owner and Milton Fujii, CFO, were assisting on a relief aid mission to the earthquake and tsunami struck areas in and around Sendai. Well, it's been about a week since they have been working in Ishinomaki, one of the hardest hit areas.They have been staying at a karate dojo and we haven't had a lot of communication with them but this morning, I got an e-mail from Milton saying that they had passed out the Cards of Aloha that we sent with them.

They have been passing the cards out along with other supplies to the people living in the temporary housing as well as small clusters of people remaining in Ishinomaki. They are also sending along some cards with a group of volunteers who will be taking some children from the karate dojo on an overnight trip to Sendai.

Milton and Paul will be sharing their experiences when they return to Hawaii on our website and Facebook page. This past week has touched their lives forever as they have seen the devastation first hand as they try to help clean up and recover the area. They have also seen the power of the human spirit as these people who have lost everything rebuild their lives with hope for the future, especially for their children.

 For all of you who helped us gather Cards of Aloha, Mahalo Nui Loa! You have really helped to lift the spirits of these people with your kind words of encouragement. Here are some samples of the cards you all made.

Here's a card that really made us smile, the words are so cleverly thought out and you can tell they come from the heart.

Again, ThankYou so much for helping the people of Japan with your donations and encouraging words. I will post more Cards of Aloha tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by today and reading my long post. Have a Great Aloha Friday!


  1. such beautiful cards! i'm sure these will warm their hearts and put a smile on their faces!

  2. Wow those cards are all so precious and will mean alot to all the people in Japan...Great job to each and everyone who created so many memorable cards to the people there...

  3. Wonderful show of Aloha and the giving spirit. TFS Joy!

  4. So many wonderful cards and what beautiful and encouraging heartfelt words! I'm sure the people who got these were touched by the love that went into these cards. Can't wait to hear the stories Milton and Paul will be sharing with us!

  5. Wonderful cards for the people of Japan :)


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