My name is Abigail Bard, I’m a ’14, and I’m
the student coordinator for the Tsuru for Japan Project. There’s a belief that if you fold 1,000 paper
cranes you can have a wish granted. So right now, with what Japan is going through,
we thought it would be great if Dartmouth as a community came together and folded paper
cranes to show our support for the people of Japan. I think it’s important for Dartmouth to participate
in this because, by having us as a student body come together and fold cranes, we show
the outside world that we care, that we’re still part of, we connect ourselves to a lot
of different people all over the world. 1,000 cranes grants one wish, but we felt
that, as a student body of 4,000 people we could get a lot more people together and fold
a lot more cranes than just that Our real goal for this project isn’t just
to help fundraise money for Japan but also to bring Dartmouth together as a community.
And so I think my ideal goal would be to get people from all walks of life folding cranes
to show support for what is going on in Japan.