Japanese legend has it that if you make one thousand paper cranes, the gods will cure you.(file photo by Michael Day)
A young Vietnamese American girl carried on that legend by launching a paper crane folding fund raising project, reports Rappler. .
For every crane made, she raised one dollar for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Yolanda in the Philippines.
“Cranes symbolize hope, health, happiness, and longevity. People need something to hope for and smile about when they believe there isn’t much to look forward to in their future, ” said tenth grader Francis Nguyen who made the cranes with her friends Chieu Le, Teresa Do, and Kali Gabriel.
You can read about where the money raised will be going and reaction to the fundraiser in Rappler.