Supporting Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake
After the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, JARA (SPN at the time) set up a Disaster Relief Unit and rapidly prepared support vehicles and materials before heading to the disaster-affected areas.
Once on site, JARA volunteered with other members of the Japan ELV Recycler’s Association to transport disaster-affected vehicles to temporary holding sites prepared by the local government authorities, after retrieving them and cleaning them of mud and debris.
Our relief activities continued for 3 months from the time the disaster struck to the end of May, with Member companies across Japan providing the vehicle carriers and heavy machinery needed for retrieval. An average of 42 volunteers per day assisted in the relief work, mainly in Sendai and Iwanuma, Miyagi, and retrieved and transported about 4,400 vehicles.
JARA will go on supporting reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake through both vehicle recycling and social contribution activities.