(Versailles, Ind.) - Folding paper cranes could help a family recovering after losing two girls in a crash last week.
Kristopher Brown and his wife, Ai Odashima Brown, remain hospitalized after a crash on U.S. 421 outside Versailles in which their two daughters were killed.
Funeral arrangements for the girls - seven-year-old Kacy and six-year-old Grace Brown - are still pending as their parents recover.
The girls were students at South Ripley Elementary School, where their classmates return to class for an emotional day Monday following spring break.
Ai is originally from Japan, where the folding of 1,000 origami crane is not only a show of goodwill, but in Japanese tradition is also said to make a wish come true.
The Osgood United Methodist Church is asking people to help fold 4,000 paper cranes – 1,000 for each family member involving in the crash.
Anybody can drop off paper cranes at three locations:
Osgood United Methodist Church is working to secure other locations around the tri-state for paper crane drop off points.
Volunteers can also contact Ginny Hizer at email@example.com or call (812) 537-1928 or (513) 607-3194 to arrange pick up.
How to make an origami crane - http://monkey.org/~aidan/origami/crane/