RELIEF EFFORTS HAVE ALREADY BEGUN
Amma Poland (Amma Polska Association) has been very active in helping refugees of all nationalities fleeing the war-torn country of Ukraine. The volunteers have been helping transport hundreds of refugees crossing over at the Polish border to Warsaw by bus. Bearing the harsh winter, the volunteers have been providing clothing, medicines, shoes, food, blankets, and other basic needs to those who reach the borders having travelled long distances. Accommodation is also being arranged for those who do not have a shelter. Volunteers have also been active at the Hungarian and Romanian borders.
Marcin Kroll, one of the volunteers of Amma Poland who is leading the rescue efforts said,
‘Thousands of people are coming to Poland from Ukraine, escaping war. They are crowding the streets here. When we saw the plight of these people, we immediately decided to extend all possible help. We are working closely with officials of the city of Łódź and the Łódź Humanitarian Aid Center here in Poland. They are in constant touch with their counterparts in Ukrainian cities.’
Swami Shubhamritananda, who is coordinated Amma’s Embracing the World activities in Europe said,
‘It is really inspiring to see the dedication of Amma’s volunteers in Poland, Hungary and Romania in helping all the refugees and students who have crossed over to this side of the border.’
To lend support to Amma Poland, volunteers from the Embracing the World in Germany are also making their way to the Polish borders.
Sreepriya and Rohit, from Munich, have taken time off to volunteer.
‘We are so happy that we can be of some service to our brothers and sisters crossing the border. They have gone through so much in the last few days. The spirit of the volunteers has been amazing.’
If you would like to donate funds to help the work of Amma Poland you can do so through the Amma.org website choosing Ukraine Refugee Support from the menu.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated!