SEMINOLE, Texas – Sophia Lobas, a 15-12 months-outdated Ukrainian trade student has attended Seminole High Faculty for 7 months. Remaining so much away from household, she’s trying to assistance Ukrainian war victims by placing on a 5K fundraiser run this Saturday.
“When individuals listened to about Ukraine, they ended up seriously intrigued in it, but they did not know how to assistance,” she explained.
Sophia arrived up with the strategy and created it a fact in just two quick weeks. When she’s tried using to stay in touch with her liked kinds, communicating with them has been challenging.
“I really do not even know what is likely on. Some of my relations went to the army to help Ukraine. And I would like I could check with them how they are executing,” she said. Some of her buddies are at present in basements and have gone without light-weight and h2o at situations.
Her unique objective for the fundraiser was to increase only $50. So considerably, 130 men and women have signed up for the run. With all those registrations in addition extra donations, she’s lifted about $6,000.
She said, “I’m actually grateful to Seminole and to the U.S. typically for getting so comprehensible, and so supportive.”
Observing her property in shambles has been unimaginable for her, and she hopes to reunite with her loved ones in three months or so. Even so, she mentioned her time her has really helped her improve independently and as an individual.
“Being an exchange college student is remaining an ambassador of my region. I will be the person who tends to make an perception: What does Ukraine glimpse like? So it was crucial for me to show Ukraine in a good way,” she stated.
To indicator up for the 5K run or to make donations, check out the ESCRC Facebook site or call (806) 752-2222.