ST. PAUL, Minn. - One week after the tragedy in Newtown, people throughout the Twin Cities offered their support for those still grieving in Connecticut.
At Harding High School in St. Paul, students and teachers folded more than 1,800 paper cranes for the Sandy Hook Elementary community. Teacher Angela Raven said she hoped the Japanese legend-that says a thousand cranes will grant a wish-brings new hope to Newtown.
"It's really good to know we can do something because we want to wish them peace and we want to wish them strength," Raven said.
At Lincoln Center Elementary School, parents organized an impromptu, "Hug Your Teacher Day."
Dozens of parents and students lined up to give their teachers support.
"To say thank you and that we recognize all these sacrifices that teachers make on a daily basis or would be willing to make, " said Lauri Flatley, who organized the event on Facebook.
On Friday night, Rollerdome organizers are giving all of their ticket revenue from 5-9 p.m. to the United Way to help the Sandy Hook victims. They want their roller-skating event at the Metrodome to continue to be a healthy and safe way for families to spend time together, while also helping those affected by the Connecticut tragedy.
Families can also participate in an event on Saturday to help brighten the walls of the school when Sandy Hook students return to class. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Children's Book Illustrators Guild of Minnesota is hosting an open house for adults and kids of all ages to do art projects. The one-of-a-kind decorations will be shipped to the Newtown community to help brighten their spirits.