July 1, 2022

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Foreign exchange students in Savannah help raise money for Ukraine

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – One scholar in Savannah has a potent tie to the conflict in Ukraine and is operating to aid fundraise for men and women impacted by the war.

Ava Piotrowska is a foreign trade college student from Poland. Again in her property state, her loved ones has been associated in refugee outreach.

Piotrowska claims Ukrainian refugees are residing in her bedroom and substantially of her apparel, at residence, has been donated to them.

“My dad and mom are hosting a girl with a calendar year and a fifty percent old child. She will be staying there till the middle of May possibly. I never know, I just determined this is a little something I want to do, support people today from Ukraine,” mentioned Piotrowska.

Piotrowska suggests she determined she preferred to support even although she is a continent away.

She and other trade students organized a bake sale, Saturday, at Daffin Park to elevate income for Ukraine. The team elevated additional than $500.

Piotrowska claims she and yet another Polish trade university student also organized an “out of uniform” working day at Savannah Arts Academy. Pupils could gown down in exchange for a donation. The hard work, she states, lifted nearly $4,000.

“When issues occur, and this is 1 of the greater challenges in an exchange 12 months, they often increase to the event. They are often revolutionary and imaginative and creative,” reported Connie Polk, Place Coordinator for Greenheart Exchange.

Greenheart Exchange is a nonprofit organization that provides cultural exchange applications in the United States for individuals all more than the world.

Piotrowska suggests she will be returning house following thirty day period.

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