Host Family for Ukrainian Exchange Student Raises Money to Help Her Family Reunite

Tuesday morning on FOX and Friends, Ainsley Earhardt interviewed a Ukrainian exchange student, Anya Arseienko, with her host family from Texas to discuss their fundraising efforts to help Anya’s family that had to leave Ukraine. 

The Boniface family has helped Anya raise $25,000 to help her family reunite and hopefully bring them to America. Anya’s mother and sister fled the war-torn country, while her father stayed behind. The money they are raising will help Anya’s family adjust to their new lives with financial assistance since they quickly left their jobs and their homes to find safety and freedom. Anya shared that her family and friends back in Ukraine continue to hide in shelters. 


Anya has been an exchange student in Texas since December and was supposed to return to Ukraine in June. The Boniface family has been working with their congressmen to find out the options that will give Anya her best chance and the opportunity to stay with her family arriving in America. 


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