Rabbi Edery organized many groups of volunteers every time he drove up to Tohoku he brought with him Chabad House staff, members and volunteers. Some were students in Japan, some just simple people who wanted to help. Some were Japanese friends.
There were many Rabbis in Asia, all colleagues of Rabbi Edery, who also run volunteer organizations of their own who heard about the great destruction that happened in Japan. They wanted to come and assist. Rabbi Edery arranged for the flights, accommodations and food. Rabbis from India, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, all came to Japan to join Rabbi Edery in his relief work. They drove up to Tohoku and distributed large amounts of relief in the city hall centers instilling in the people hope and support. They came with a message: Even though we may look outwardly different but inside we all have a heart and need to care and feel responsible for each other. G-d Almighty created us all.
The Rabbi’s organized a conference in Hilton Shinjuku to think and plan how to help people in distress and difficulty.