From Japan Coach is Safe
March 18, 2011
We are so happy to hear from Lucy/Coach in Japan and that she is safe.
I am doing fine although I am keeping a close eye on the current situation in Fukushima. The earthquake was a little over 300 miles from our city of Nagoya, it was rather strong here but everybody is fine in our area. We are grateful that the families and friends of our team members are also all okay. We do have one player that lost her house in the tsunami but thankfully her parents were able to evacuate before it reached their home. They are now recovering and living with family members.
We were fortunate that our city wasn’t strongly affected by the earthquake other than residents having to evacuate the coastal areas. We have food and water and our utilities are running normally but we have been asked to conserve energy. The only indication I’ve seen of something peculiar was when I went to the grocery store yesterday and the aisles of rice and dried noodles were completely empty. When I asked about this, they said customers were buying these items and sending them to families in Northern Japan.
I want to express my gratitude to those who have sent emails asking about me and my friends. I’m humbled by the amount of concern that our owl friends have shown me. Carlos, the family you have created is so caring and compassionate, thank you again for all that you’ve done and know that we miss you.
Thank you for writing and for your good wishes. Have a wonderful trip and all the best to you and Donna and your family.
Lucy / Coach
I have included links to the American Red Cross if you would like to make a $10 donation. Just click on either of the two empty shelves above. Japan can use our help.
Carlos, Donna and Austin