There is a horribly quickly increasing number of needs hence we created the Kartuzy Refugee Support Center.
We started collecting gifts for Ukrainian refugees on Monday and after 1 hour we had to ask the town council for an extra pavilion – people were that generous. By the next day 100% gifts were distributed to refugee families. 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.
- 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.