The Times West Virginian

March 23, 2013

Ukraine destination for Magdalena Sherry

Farmington resident is eager to provide assistance during trip with Peace Corps

By Jonathan Williams
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — European countries consistently top lists of best vacation destinations, but while a week is an easy decision to make, two years is a little more of a commitment.

And it isn’t stopping Magdalena Sherry. Sherry, a Farmington resident, will be leaving Monday to prepare for a trip to Ukraine with the Peace Corps, a chance to work with disaffected youth and help people.

“(I wanted to) go out into the world and promote peace and promote friendship,” Sherry said.

The Peace Corps is a program dating back to John F. Kennedy’s presidency, created with the purpose of sending young Americans around the world to share their skills and culture with people living in less-privileged nations. In the process, the young men and women also learn about other cultures, facilitating greater peace and understanding.

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