Kartuzy Refugee Support Center
Since the very beginning of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, Open Kashubia Association actively support those who suffer due to the war. In order to organize our ongoing effort, we established the Kartuzy Refugee Support Center. Thanks to our donors we are able to provide so much needed support to the refugees and those who stayed in Ukraine.
Support us on https://chuffed.org/project/support-the-refugee-support-center or directly on our bank account: Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Kaszuby, IBAN: PL92109011020000000142383874, SWIFT: WBKPPLPP, Bank name: Santander Bank Polska S.A.
Within the first month, we distributed 8.1 tons of material support: food, medicines, clothes, hygiene products.
As of 31st March 2022, we support 1274 refugees on a regular basis. This number grows daily. This means huge costs and material help required to maintain the humanitarian aid. Every day 100 families arrive to our center only for food.
Without financial aid, our Refugee Support Center can be maintained for max. 2-3 weeks and the support we give to current and future refugees will not be continued.
We constantly collect gifts, which, after segregation, are handed over to the refugees in the Center, as well as directly to Ukraine.
We have already organized 6 humanitarian transports to Ukraine. On the way back, our buses transported over 300 refugees to their accommodation.
We organize the work of over 60 volunteers from our Refugee Support Center, we also cooperate with volunteers of three high schools. We organize emergency assistance points, providing care and meeting the most urgent needs. We run a contact point for accommodation – so far we have managed to find shelter for 200 refugees. We provide comprehensive psychological, legal and formal assistance. On March 29, we launched Polish language classes for the first two groups of refugees – 24 people. More groups for the next 36 people are just starting on 7th April.
At the same time, we carry out many other activities necessary in a situation in which we all find ourselves, in the face of war and a wave of migration that has not been seen for several decades.
The Refugee Support Center, which is currently our main activity, will not last longer than 2-3 weeks without your support. Your regular support is essential to continue our mission. Our main expenses are emergency food purchases (when the gifts from local community run out, and we cannot leave incoming people without support, and employment of people to provide support in our Center, mainly people from Ukraine due to their knowledge of the language, which includes two refugee women.
On behalf of those whom we help, we ask for your support.
You can do that on https://chuffed.org/project/support-the-refugee-support-center or directly on our bank account: Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Kaszuby, IBAN: PL92109011020000000142383874, SWIFT: WBKPPLPP, Bank name: Santander Bank Polska S.A.