Ai Odashima Brown with her daughters Kacy
(Versailles, Ind.) – Volunteers are asked to help with the effort to show a family who lost two girls in a crash that the community is there for them.
The Osgood United Methodist Church is attempting to fold 4,000 paper cranes for the Brown family of Versailles.
Kristopher Brown and his wife, Ai Odashima, remain in the hospital following the crash on U.S. 421 last Thursday in which their daughters Kacy, 7, and Grace, 6, were killed.
As Kris and Ai continue to recover from critical injuries, several supporters came to an origami crane folding party at the Tyson United Methodist Church in Versailles Tuesday evening. Kacy and Grace were members of the church’s bell choir.
Experienced origamists were on hand to help novices as they work to fold 1,000 cranes for each of the four family members involved in the horrific crash.
Ai is originally from Japan, where superstition says the folding of 1,000 origami cranes can make a wish come true.
A second paper crane folding party will be held Wednesday night from 6:00 to 8:00 at Osgood United Methodist Church, 213 S. Walnut Street. Anybody is welcome to attend.
The church continues to accept paper cranes dropped off at three locations in southeast Indiana. Find a list of those drop-off points here.
Relatives of the Browns have set up a donation fund at United Community Bank. Donations will help pay for funeral and medical expenses.