Group Soliciting Car Donations to Help People in Disaster Areas

Society Lifestyle

Ishinomaki, Miyagi Pref., Oct. 17 (Jiji Press)--A northeastern Japan group is soliciting donations of unused cars to help people who lost theirs in disasters as it is preparing to provide support in areas hit by Typhoon Hagibis.

The group, the Japan Car Sharing Association, based in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, is facing shortages of vehicles it lends to disaster victims following a series of big natural disasters in recent years.

"If you have cars you're not using, please donate them to us," an official of the group said.

The group was founded in 2011 as an organization to lend vehicles to people struggling to secure means of transportation after their vehicles were damaged in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The disaster was followed by the heavy rain that hit the northern part of the Kyushu southwestern Japan region in July 2017 and the torrential rain mainly in western Japan in summer last year.

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