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Maintaining High Awareness of the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

Our hearts are heavy with the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. In response, we remain vigilant and focused on supporting the helpers in Ukraine and Poland and raising awareness in the Twin Cities about ways to lend a helping hand.

We are pleased to announce an upcoming narrated photography exhibition at the O'Shaugnessy Auditorium on April 11 at 7 PM. The exhibition will document the journey of Ukrainian refugees through Poland in collaboration with Grzegorz Litynski and the University of St. Thomas Department of Theology and the College of Arts and Sciences. The powerful photographs captured by Grzegorz Litynski will be followed by a talk from Dr. Pavel Gavrilyuk, founding President of Rebuild Ukraine., who will shed light on local actions that can be taken to support the people of Ukraine during this worsening humanitarian crisis.

The number of refugees fleeing the conflict continues to grow daily. While Poland and its citizens have shown bravery and spontaneous generosity in assisting Ukrainian refugees, they still require our help to sustain their selfless efforts.

We have partnered with the First Baptist Church Refugee Center in Wroclaw, Poland, which has already provided assistance to over 400 individuals who fled Ukraine by the end of March. To make a direct contribution, please donate to the Church through their website. Your donation will have an immediate impact on the lives of Ukrainians who have crossed the border.

Additionally, the Minnesota Polish Medical Society is offering support by sponsoring urgently needed medical supplies, food, and transportation to assist refugees arriving at the Polish border. 100% of your contribution will go directly towards addressing the current needs and rescuing as many people as possible.

The situation in Ukraine is dire and urgent, making it crucial to ensure that aid reaches those who need it most. Many organizations and individuals have stepped forward to contribute, including Razom Ukraine,, a 501(c)(3) organization. There is a pressing need for medical supplies, medications, food, and protective gear such as helmets and body armor. For a comprehensive list of supplies, please visit the Help Ukraine Center.

Other humanitarian organizations involved in providing assistance include World Kitchen, Unicef USA, Siepomaga, Voices of Children, and Save the Children.


With your support, we can provide Ukrainian refugees in Poland with the essential day-to-day necessities they require during this challenging time. Together, we can make a difference.

With gratitude,

Katarzyna Litak MD


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