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Youth Group’s Wings of Support to Fight Ebola…

Posted by T. Resnikoff // February 18th 2015 // Featured Youth, Stories and Voices // no comments

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The Durango Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Youth Group, inspired by the story of Sadako Sasaki and Japanese folklore that folding 1,000 cranes makes a wish come true, set out to support the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone. We present an excerpt of an article by Dale Rodebaugh Durango Herald staff writer, read the full story from the Durango Herald to find out what happened.


– From “Two years, 1,000 Cranes – With origami, Unitarian youth group supports Ebola fight in Africa

Members of Durango’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship youth group spent two years folding 1,000 origami cranes without a recipient in mind. But action picked up fast after they decided to send their handiwork as recognition of the campaign to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone – the hardest hit of three western Africa nations… The 1,000 cranes, 50 to a string, were prominently displayed in Freetown on Friday during a community service day organized by the U.S. Embassy. Among activities was an observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Ted Resnikoff is the Digital Communications Editor at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
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