Orphans from war-torn countries come to US for summer

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Orphaned children who have known a life of war are arriving in Western New York for a summer of peace and fun.

These children come to the area as part of a two-month program through Project Life. While in America they live with host families, learn English and go on field trips. They also get free medical and dental treatment.

The goal is to give these kids a chance to recover and recuperate away from their war-torn countries.

Project Life Director Linda Redfield said, “There’s a statistic that if you give a child from a war-torn area two months of rehabilitation, fresh air, good food, you have the potential of doubling their life span. And in the case of the orphans, we’ve been able to follow up on that’s been true.”

The program is volunteer-based and is paid for with private donations. If you would like to help, follow this link.

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