Honeywell announced today the opening of the Honeywell Ibasho House, a community gathering place in Massaki-Cho, Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture, dedicated to enriching the lives of elders affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011. Honeywell Chairman and CEO Dave Cote led the opening ceremony, joined by core project members and local dignitaries, including Mr. Kimiaki Toda, Ofunato City Mayor.
The Honeywell Ibasho House will be used for a variety of community programs run by volunteers from the local community. It embraces the active participation and self-sustainability of the community elders, who now have a place to share their experiences and wisdom with younger generations, and feel at home again.
“Honeywell is committed to helping Japan rebuild this community in cooperation with our partners, the people in the community, and the city of Ofunato,” said Cote. “As we express our appreciation and good will for the community on this opening day, it is our hope that the Honeywell Ibasho House will serve the region’s elders with healthcare and social programs for generations to come.”
For more information, read the press release.