Words of hope for Japan – During the "Words of Hope for Japan" campaign launched by Kathleen Koch, hundreds of volunteers translated thousands of letters sent to earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. This bulletin board full of letters was posted at a surprise concert at a school turned shelter in Minamisoma, Japan.
"Words of Hope" begins – Kathleen Koch picks up cards and letters from fifth grade students at Centennial Lane Elementary School in Ellicott City, Maryland, at the start of the "Words of Hope for Japan" campaign.
Words of hope from Maryland – A student at Centennial Lane Elementary School in Ellicott City, Maryland, worries about the Fukushima reactor.
Words of hope from Maryland – A card "bearing" encouragement from a student at Mayfield Woods Middle School in Elkridge, Maryland.
Words of hope from Georgia – Students in a Japanese class at Roswell High School in Roswell, Georgia, wrote 152 letters to earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.
Words of hope from Mississippi – A girl from Biloxi, Mississippi, offers her words of hope to Japanese evacuees.
Words of hope from Mexico – A student at Cumbre Centro de Ingles, a school in Colima, Mexico, sends an artistic letter. Letters to Japan came from the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Words of hope from a Katrina survivor – A Katrina survivor offers advice on how to adjust to life after a major disaster. She ended up writing more than a hundred letters to victims of the earthquake and tsunami.
Words of hope reach Iwaki City, Japan – Cards from the project bring bright smiles to the faces of elementary school children in Iwaki City, Japan, as they gathered on the city pier just down from their destroyed school on the four-month anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami.
Words of hope reach Ogatsu, Japan – A woman in the small village of Ogatsu, Japan, is encouraged by the notes and letters sent from the United States.