UVU students raise funds for Japan disaster relief
Published: March 21, 2011 01:27PM
Updated: March 21, 2011 12:07PM
Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune Sasha Gang, left, of Korea, and Junko Watabe, an adviser at Utah Valley University, fold paper cranes on Monday, March 21, 2011, in hopes of raising awareness and money for the victims of the earthquake in Japan.

Utah Valley University students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through March 25 will fold thousands of origami paper cranes“as a gesture of hope for the safety of the victims of the recent disasters in Japan,” according to a news release.

Student members of the UVU Japan Club and the International Student Council organized the event as a fundraiser for relief efforts aimed at the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The students, who will make the cranes in UVU’s Hall of Flags and near Room WB147 of the Woodbury Business Building, will sell each for $1.