BBC Interviews It’s Not Just Mud project

BBC Interviews Jamie of It's Not Just Mud

 I’m currently up here in Ishinomaki with the group, so I may be a little biased, but thought it would be of interest to FVJ members to see this interview by BBC News with Jamie El-Banna, founder of the It’s Not Just Mud volunteer group, based in the Watanoha district of Ishinomaki, about the early days of coordinating volunteers, and the experiences that drove him to establish a long-term volunteer-based relief organization for Tohoku relief. 
It’s Not Just Mud has already collaborated with Foreign Volunteers Japan on countless projects, such as our events with the orphanage in Ofunato, for doing several soup kitchens, providing a rest station for deliveries with the SaveMinamisoma project, providing a distribution center for the Coats for Kids project, and for hosting many volunteers from FVJ looking to help out up North.    
The It’s Not Just Mud project is certainly my first recommendation now for people wanting to head up to volunteer in Tohoku. Please check out the video at the following BBC New Link: 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16377120
For more information on the INJM project, please visit the webpage www.itsnotjustmud.com
 I will be writing a follow up post on my latest stay with the group, and will also be doing some posts on local businesses that they’ve helped get back on their feet over the last several months. 
Cheers. 

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