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Back to listMay 16, 2010

SGI-Iceland Members Volunteer in Aftermath of Volcanic Eruption



On May 16, 2010, SGI-Iceland officially participated in a clean-up effort to help residents in the town of Vík which was affected by the volcanic eruption on April 14 near Eyjafjallajoekull Glacier in Iceland.

Wearing protective goggles and masks, SGI-Iceland General Director Eygló Jónsdóttir and members swept ash from streets, homes and gutters that had accumulated from the eruption.

President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, who was visiting Vík at the same time, had the opportunity to meet and thank the SGI-Iceland volunteers who were sweeping the streets.

On May 15, SGI-Iceland members also participated in a cultural parade in the city of Reykjavík, Iceland. Representatives from various religious organizations and humanitarian organizations participated. Approximately 2,000 attended.


[Adapted from an article in the June 15, 2010, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]