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Guide to Contributing Items and Money to Disaster Areas in Kyushu

Fukuoka City is collecting donations for items for use by people in torrential rain-hit areas. A drive-through donation venue is set up at Tsukiguma Shuzo-ko (near Fukuoka Airport) to gather five items(*); disposable masks, towels, wet towels/sanitizing wipes, body wipes, and nutritional jelly drinks. Non-drivers can also bring them to the City Hall. Contributed items will be sent to cities of Omuta, Kurume, and other disaster-hit areas in Kyushu. (*Un-opened items only. Other things are not accepted.)

UPDATE (July 11, 2020)

Fukuoka City updated its guidelines for donation-item collections linked to the recent torrential rain in Kyushu. As of July 13, it accepts six items; work gloves, brown packing tape (paper tapes/ cloth tapes), transparent trash bag (40-litter size or larger), wet towels/sanitizing wipes (box-packed), body wipes, and nutritional jelly drinks. *Un-opened items only. Also, other things, including masks, are not accepted.

Collection points
For drivers (*main venue): *closed
• 7/9 (Thu.) ~ 7/12 (Sun.)
• 10:00~16:00
• Tsukiguma Shuzo-ko (1-13-17 Tsukiguma, Hakata Ward)

For non-drivers:
• 7/9 (Thu.) ~ 7/17 (Fri.) *extended
• 9:00~19:00
• Fukuoka City Hall (1-8-1 Tenjin Chuo Ward)

Also, elven donation boxes have been set up inside Fukuoka City Hall and Ward Offices. Those are available every day between 9:00~18:00 at City Hall, and on weekdays between 9:00~17:30 at Ward Offices. Donations by bank transfers are also accepted at following details (accepted between 2020/7/7 ~ 2020/12/28):

Bank name/金融機関 Fukuoka Bank/福岡銀行 (Bank code: 0177)
Branch name/支店名 Fukuokashichonai/福岡市庁内 (Branch code: 001)
Account type/預金種目 普通預金 (savings account)
Account number/口座番号 1064283
Bank name/金融機関 The Nishi-nippon City Bank/西日本シティ銀行 (Bank code: 0190)
Branch name/支店名 Tenjin/天神 (Branch code: 001)
Account type/預金種目 普通預金 (savings account)
Account number/口座番号 3164276

Account name/口座名 令和2年7月豪雨福岡市義援金
Account name/口座名(カナ) レイワ2ネン7ガツゴウウフクオカシギエンキン

In the meantime, Fukuoka City Mayor, Soichiro Takashima, urges people not to rush to rain-hit regions to engage in volunteer activities. As the potential for the spread of novel coronavirus remains an issue, local governments are adopting extra-cautious measures, including nonacceptance of disaster volunteers from other prefectures.

For more details of Fukuoka City’s disaster relief program, check the official web page: https://www.city.fukuoka.lg.jp/bousai/202007hrshien.html

Disaster-hit areas including Kumamoto Prefecture are also accepting contributions. To donate to Kumamoto Prefecture, visit donation boxes at fourteen locations including the prefectural office (3F) and the Kumamoto prefecture offices in Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka (weekdays 8:30~17:00)

Bank name/金融機関 Higo Bank/肥後銀行 (Bank code: 0182)
Branch name/支店名 Kencho/県庁 (Branch code: 159)
Account type/預金種目 普通預金 (savings account)
Account number/口座番号 1665605
Bank name/金融機関 The Kumamoto Bank/熊本銀行 (Bank code: 0587)
Branch name/支店名 Head Office/本店営業部 (Branch code: 100)
Account type/預金種目 普通預金 (savings account)
Account number/口座番号 3184550
Bank name/金融機関 Japan Post Bank/ゆうちょ銀行 (Bank code: 0587)
Account number/口座番号 00910-7-333729

Account name/口座名 熊本県南豪雨義援金 熊本県知事 蒲島郁夫
Account name/口座名(カナ) クマモトケンナンゴウウギエンキン クマモトケンチジ カバシマ イクオ


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Published: Jul 10, 2020 / Last Updated: Jul 14, 2020

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