My husband and I moved last summer because we lost our home. We were finally starting to get on our feet again when the tsunami in Japan hit. I never realized that it would reach our doorstep.

Apparently, all of the critical parts to build a Honda car come from there. My husband works for Honda—on commission. His pay now barely covers rent; never mind, food, gas, and utilities.

No new cars until maybe October— don’t know how we will make it. I am not working now because I am caring for my terminally ill mother-in-law.