Allegany College of Marylandâ€™s Volunteer Center and its Peace Studies and Volunteer clubs are participants in Paper Cranes for Japan, an international fundraiser to benefit victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
Students Rebuild, an organization that mobilizes young people for action on global issues, has partnered with the Bezos Family Foundation to donate as much as $200,000 to disaster relief in Japan.
The effort involves students making a crane by origami, the traditional Japanese art of folding paper. For each paper crane made the foundation, begun by creators of Amazon, the worldwide e-retailer, will donate $2 to Architecture for Humanity, which is working to help rebuild the affected area of Japan.
Cranes hold special significance in Japanese ...