06/23/11 Christy Graham and residents or Miller’s Senior Living Community proudly received a Certificate of Appreciation from Students Rebuild and Architecture for Humanity, Do Something.org for participating in Paper Cranes for Japan. Graham who has family living in Japan brought the project to the attention of Miller’s residents and staff and taught them to make the cranes. The goal of this project was for people around the world to fold 1 million cranes and donate them to the reconstruction efforts in Japan.
During the months of April and May Miller’s was the drop off site for paper cranes made by other groups in Marshall County. The cranes made and collected by citizens of Marshall County were added to all the rest from around the world and helped raise $500,000 for the reconstruction effort.
The certificate received states: “Together with your peers from around the world, you generated $500,000 for reconstruction efforts in Japan and folded over 1 million cranes – enough to grand 1,000 wishes!” Activity Director Cindy Flagg presented the award to Graham and has a copy to hang in the Recreation Center for residents to enjoy.
Photo: Proudly accepting a Certificate of Participation for the Cranes for Japan project are front row: June Koss (Miller’s) and Makayla Wilson (girl scout). Back row: Iris Jenney (Miller’s), Tracy Wislon (scout leader troop #30454), Christy Graham (Miller’s), Autumn Wilson (girl scout), and Barbara Donnelly and Audrey Franklin (Miller’s).