Maintaining High Awareness of the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis





The Russian invasion of Ukraine weighs heavy on our hearts. We focus on keeping a high level of alertness, helping the helpers in Ukraine and Poland, and getting the message out here in the Twin Cities about how to lend a hand.

Together with the photographs of Grzegorz Litynski and the University of St. Thomas Department of Theology and the College of Arts and Sciences, we will present a narrated photography exhibition documenting Ukrainian refugees' journey through Poland. The event will take place on April 11 at 7 PM at the O'Shaugnessy Auditorium.


The eye-opening photographs, a contribution of Grzegorz Litynski, will be followed by a talk given by Dr. Pavel Gavrilyuk, founding President of Rebuild Ukraine. Dr. Gavrilyuk will share what can be done locally to help the people of Ukraine during the humanitarian crisis that is only getting worse.


The number of refugees fleeing is growing daily. Poland and Polish citizens have responded bravely and spontaneously to meet the needs of Ukrainian refugees in Poland in the wake of this tragedy. Still, they need our help to continue their selfless efforts.

We have partnered with the First Baptist Church Refugee Center in Wroclaw, Poland, which has already served over 400 people who fled Ukraine by the end of March. Please donate to the Church directly on the Church website. Your contribution will immediately impact the lives of Ukrainians who crossed the border. Donate to the Church directly.


Minnesota Polish Medical Society also lends a hand to assist local Polish volunteers by sponsoring urgently needed medical supplies, food, and transport to help refugees arriving at the Polish border. 100% of your contribution will be used directly to fill the current needs to rescue and help as many people as possible.


The situation in Ukraine is dire and urgent. Delivering aid into the right hands is of utmost importance. Numerous organizations and individuals have stepped up in this effort, including Razom Ukraine, a 501(c)(3) organization.


There is a need for medical supplies, medications, food, and protective gear–including helmets and body armor. For a complete list of supplies, visit the Help Ukraine Center.


Other humanitarian organizations include World Kitchen, UnicefUSA, Siepomaga, Voices of Children, and Save the Children.


With your support, you can provide Ukrainian refugees in Poland with day-to-day necessities in this challenging time.


With gratitude,


Katarzyna Litak MD