Robin Winter-Bailey's group of au pairs from Essex, Union and Middlesex Counties, NJ had a thing or two to say to Sandy after she blew into their communities, knocking down power lines and flooding homes in the area.
In response, the international au pairs from InterExchange Au Pair USA spent last Saturday helping with the clean-up efforts in the particularly hard-hit town of Union Beach, NJ.
Winter-Bailey, the Local Coordinator who organized the volunteer day with the au pairs in her group, was heartbroken by the destruction the storm left behind, but also amazed at the au pairs' motivation to help the Union Beach community.
"I've never seen a group of au pairs so willing and happy to help out. The feeling they felt at the end of the day was priceless," said Winter-Bailey. "They asked me if we can go help again
because the destruction in this town was so sad. I am truly lucky to have such a great group of au pairs!"
InterExchange Au Pair USA wants to thank the New Jersey group for exemplifying the true values of the au pair program! Getting involved in a local community and lending a hand is a great way to share each other's cultures and help those in need!
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