For the past 3 years I have been sending a monthly donation to help its work in the Ishinomaki area. The group works with local people, cleaning and rebuilding homes and businesses, making kids' parks and supporting fishing and farming communities.
Imagine as a business supported the NPO, and many of my NHK Culture School students also kindly made donations at end of year party season.
The NPO was started by a British man, but I could never go in person and help because of my knee injury and family commitments in Sapporo. The donations were another way to help.
It's Not Just Mud is starting to wind down its Tohoku operations and so the donations have ended. But I strongly believe people in Tohoku still need our help, and I'll be looking for another NPO or project to help financially.
In the meantime - thank YOU for helping Tohoku by making Imagine a successful English School that can make charity donations :-)