(KPLR)-- One year after a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, killing nearly 20,000 people. Glenn Marritt is getting ready for his sixth trip since the earthquake.
He works for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and is part of a team that goes to the world's worst disasters and helps provide for those in need.
A 9.0 earthquake shook Japan for 6 minutes. 20 minutes later massive tidal waves pushed their way inland nearly six miles. Over 300,000 people are still in temporary shelters.
" They will recover. The Japanese appear to me to be very resilient. They are dedicated to recovery but it is overwhelming for them. They simple cannot do it alone. We have to help them." said Glenn Marritt.
Here is a link to their website...