19 May '11, 5am

Number of Japan quake volunteers falls sharply since end of Golden Week holiday period, leaving centres short-handed

Number of Japan quake volunteers falls sharply since end of Golden Week holiday period, leaving centres short-handed

Volunteers help clean a cemetary at Jionin temple in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, north-eastern Japan on April 29, 2011. Many volunteer centres report a sharp fall in the number of volunteers since the Golden Week holiday period ended. -- PHOTO: AP IWAKI (Fukushima) - THE number of volunteers helping out in disaster-hit areas has decreased sharply since the end of the Golden Week holiday period, leaving volunteer centres wondering if they will have enough hands on deck as calls for help continue to pour in. Requests from disaster victims include help moving into temporary housing, removing debris, and cleaning up and repairing homes damaged in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The requests can take several days to process. But without enough people willing to donate their time and elbow grease, some volunteer centres have decided to close up shop. The center in the Na...

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