Crash Japan - Operation Safe

On 20 August 2014, Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan was struck by a series of landslides following torrential rain in which a month's worth fell in a single day.  The city of Hiroshima’s Asakita-ku was the hardest-hit ward.  Seventy-three people are reported dead (as of September 10) along with one missing.  CRASH Japan has organized Christian volunteers to work alongside local churches to help those in need. Hundreds of volunteers are helping dig out homes, clean-out mud, recover belongings and provide emotional and spiritual care. Your financial help will make a huge difference!


North American Donors


International Donors

All donors will receive a letter of acknowledgment and thanks from GLINTS in behalf of CRASH Japan/OperationSafe International, including an IRS tax-deductible receipt for donations originating from the U.S.




GLINTS (Global Intercultural Services) is a non-profit organization committed to deploying adventurous Christians from the marketplace for cross-cultural service around the world.  Using their professional expertise and local church service experiences, they can make a positive impact in the lives of people in nations where God is leading them.  (For more information please send contact information to

Meet the Founders
Levi and Diane Velasco have partnered in ministry since 1982.  They’re lives intersected at the University of the Philippines where both were students in the early 1970s.  They became believers and disciples of Jesus the Messiah through the ministry of missionaries.  In 1983 the Velasco family migrated to the United States where Levi subsequently received his undergraduate degree from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago (1988).  The Velascos have a wealth of international ministry experience having served in local churches and parachurch organizations (ReachGlobal, Promise Keepers, Awana International [Levi]).  Before establishing GLINTS Levi and Diane teamed up as missionary recruiters for the Baptist General Conference (a.k.a. Converge Worldwide).  Levi currently serves as the pastor of local and global outreach at The Moody Church, downtown Chicago.


GLINTS is a non-profit ministry registered in the State of Illinois. It is a 501 (c) 3 religious organization under United States IRS codes and is approved to issue tax-deductible receipts.