Local residents fold 1,000 cranes for children in Japan

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - To help with relief efforts in Japan, folks gathered at the Mission Houses Museum Sunday on S. King St. to fold 1,000 paper cranes, which will be sent to children in Japan. Each crane came with a one-dollar donation.

The money will be donated to the Red Cross.

Organizers hope this effort will help survivors feel better.

"In Japan, it's a tradition to fold 1,000 cranes if people are sick and they want their wish to come true," said event organizer Appi Yashiro.

"It helps get the community involved," added event organizer Ricky Li. "A lot of these people we met through Twitter, and they all wanted to help in some ways. This was the easiest way to get people to help."

There was also a charity bazaar with items from local artists, photographers and a small bake sale, with proceeds going to the Red Cross.

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