Wednesday Feb 10 2010
Homestay, GB Safeway team up to help Haiti victims
By: Staff Report
Foreign exchange students with Cultural Homestay International have partnered with the Granite Bay Safeway to raise $400 for the Red Cross and UNICEF Haiti relief efforts. The foreign exchange students, representing countries in South America, Europe and Asia, worked together for the exchange program’s first global community project. Currently there are 61 Cultural Homestay International students in the Sacramento area. As part of the program the students are required to participate in a minimum of 10 hours of community service. Eddie Ying, a student from Taiwan, said the photos of the wreckage from the earthquake in Haiti made him feel sad and happy to help. Columbian exchange students Jorge Ospina and David Martinez enjoyed talking with customers participating in the fundraiser while Polish student Kasia Kuza commented on the generosity of Americans. The students will return to their native countries at the end of the school year in June. For more information about Cultural Homestay International or to become an Area Coordinator or host family visit chinet.org.