Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Amarillo, TX - Nov 02, 2016 - During a period of two weeks, Street Toyota General Manager, Mike Good, hosted four students from the Ukraine. While the students were here in Amarillo, he coordinated visits to top businesses in the area.
The students from the Ukraine arrived in Amarillo on Thursday, November 20, 2016 for a two-week trip. The trip was not only an educational and a cultural experience, but it was also a chance for them to practice their English. The students varied in age from 9 years of age to 14 years.
We are rarely given the opportunity to show and demonstrate what our community can do for others, who don’t live here in the U.S. Taking these kids around and giving them an opportunity that they would most likely not have in their home was great because we gave them hope.
“Many of these students experienced the war first-hand in the Ukraine,” Merlina McAffrey, Hughes Real Estate Realtor said. “Some of the students, who joined us, have lost family members or have family members still fighting in the war.”
The students from the Ukraine stayed with Host Families to experience a true authentic stay. While visiting Amarillo, the students were given a tour of some of our local businesses. Some of the businesses they toured included West Texas A&M University, Boys Ranch, Bell Helicopter, Street Toyota, KAMR, Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, City Hall and Dove Creek Ranch.
“We are rarely given the opportunity to show and demonstrate what our community can do for others, who don’t live here in the U.S.,” Mike Good, Street Toyota General Manager said. “Taking these kids around and giving them an opportunity that they would most likely not have in their home was great because we gave them hope.”
The students were accompanied by two adults from their hometown. Apart from visiting our local businesses, the students did enjoy sightseeing and tasting the different foods that we have here in the U.S.
“They enjoyed food that we take for granted here,” Good said. “They loved interacting with our community and joining in on some of our daily activities, such as watching football. We had the opportunity to take them to WT’s home football game and they absolutely loved it.”
For more information about Street Toyota, visit the dealership at 4500 South Soncy Road in Amarillo, Texas. To chat with a live representative, visit www.streettoyota.com or call 806-355-9846 to speak with someone directly.
For more information about Street Volkswagen of Amarillo, visit the dealership at 5000 South Soncy in Amarillo, Texas. To chat with a live representative, visit www.streetvw.com or call 806-350-8999 to speak with someone directly.
Street Auto Group both of Amarillo have been valuable corporate citizens in the Panhandle area. They provide support to area nonprofit organizations such as Boy Scouts of America, United Way of Amarillo & Canyon, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Amarillo & Canyon, Young Life of Amarillo, High Plains Food Bank, Eveline Rivers Christmas Project, Snack Pak 4 Kids, Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Museum of Art, Discovery Center, CACHA (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce), West Texas A&M University and many other organizations. Source :