We continue to partner with Good Works Mission (Dobro Czynić in Polish) a Christian Relief and Development organization in Poland. As of July, the following are initiatives that they are overseeing and implementing with funding we are contributing:
- Serving 18 churches who are hosting groups of Ukrainian guests in addition to hundreds of private homes hosting as well.
- A large food distribution centre has been opened to supplement private homes hosting refugees.
- The distribution centre is also used to store and move large quantities of food to Ukraine.
- We have another large shipment of food going to Ukraine in October.
- Providing food parcels, clothing, hygiene, and other supplies to Ukrainians.
- Used clothing centres for distribution.
- 10 children’s centers have been opened for Ukrainian children.
- Providing supplies and food.
- So far 5000 gift bags for children have been distributed that include gospel literature and a book specifically for kids having come out of military conflict.
- 20 kids outreach festivals have been held.
- Day spa for women for when kids are at the Centres. (E.g. Hair cuts available at no cost.)
- Translation equipment for church services.
- Churches are providing a drop-in centre with photocopy machines and supplies for refugees requiring copies of documentation to register at the Consulate.
- 3 language schools and job placement centers have been opened and are functioning to serve Ukrainians who want to learn Polish in order to find better jobs.
- There are plans to start a community kitchen for Ukrainian women to cook and to train women to prepare meals for others. We are awaiting the budget for furniture and equipment and other start-up needs for this initiative.
Here is a link to a video that highlights some of these things explained by the Director of Dobro Czynić and a pastor from the Warsaw South Church, introduced by Bill Finnimore:
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