In New York, Wellsville Daily reports that since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Whitesville Girl Scout Troop 76 has folded 1,000 origami cranes to sell for relief efforts. The Troop was coincidentally learning about Japan for World Thinking Day on March 11, when the earthquake and tsunami struck.
Cranes are a symbol of luck in Japan. Traditionally, anyone who folds 1,000 origami cranes will receive his or her wish. One thousand cranes have also become a symbol of hope and world peace.