The Boeing Company supports Persons with disabilities struck by Great East Japan Earthquake
In March 2012, the Boeing Company announced a $750,000 grant in support of DPI-Japan’s assistance to persons with disabilities in the Tohoku region.
”Through this small grant, it is my sincere hope that Boeing can make a meaningful contribution to your efforts, and that the result will be increased independence and peace of mind for disabled persons in the Tohoku region,” Boeing Japan president Mr. Michael Denton said at a presentation ceremony on March 7, 2012. The inventory of the grant was handed from Mr. Denton to DPI-Japan chairperson Misawa at the ceremony held at DPI-Japan office. Running cost of Focal Relief Centers for next two years and purchase of 6 adapted vehicles for the most needed transportation service will be taken care of with this grant.
picture1:Presentation Ceremony on March 7 With Boeing Japan staffs (President Denton, second from the right in the front）
“Disabled people in the Tohoku region have an immediate need for support to help them achieve independence,” Mr. Denton said. “Through this partnership, we feel that Boeing can make an important and sustainable contribution to Tohoku’s recovery. We are proud to be part of DPI’s outstanding work and to further our long-standing ties with Japan by helping the people of Tohoku and reminding them they are not forgotten.” We really appreciate strong support from Mr. Denton and the Boeing Company.
Receiving this support, we invited Mr. Graddy, Boeing Japan staff, to see the activities of Relief Headquarters and Focal Relief Centers. Among local staffs who are victims themselves and staffs of Boeing Japan, we have studied current status and difficulties in the affected area and had discussions to find out necessary support as new social capital for living in the community in Tohoku region.
picture2:Mr. Graddy from Boeing Japan visited Miyagi Relief Branch in February(at the extreme right in the back row）
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