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March 17, 2011

It’s no secret that Japan needs support now. Times of crisis create opportunities as well: to help other people directly or indirectly; to send your prayers or positive thoughts to difficult situations elsewhere in the world instead of getting panicked about them; to do whatever you are able to…

A kind initiative I would like to promote here is the action of Amsterdam-based agent Miscellaneous. Its team is busy folding origami crane birds. Of every crane Miscellaneous will donate 100% to the Japanese Red Cross. The origami cranes have a handwritten thank you message and are available in different colors of paper.

In Japan the crane represents longevity, hope, happiness and contentment. Traditionally, Japanese fold a thousand crane birds in times of illness or other misfortune. During the process all of the folder’s positive energy will be sent to whomever needs it.

Brigitta of Miscellaneous was in Tokyo at the time of the first earthquake on March 11th 2011. She tells: “I was in a train near Yokohama at the time of the first quake. At first I did not realize the shaking was a earthquake. Only when I stepped out of the vehicle it hit me. However, I only learned about the severity of the earthquake many hours later.” Brigitta returned safely to Amsterdam, but wants to contribute: “With this gesture I would like to support Japan in their fight. We need to help each other in such times.”

So what are you waiting for? Click HERE to help Japan by buying an origami crane for € 5.00!
And don’t forget to spread the word!

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