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    Morning all pilots here.
    Let me brief you about the situation we have here.
    Although my base of operation is 445 km west of the busiest refugee welcome center, many of us are already engaged.
    As for yesterday approximately a million people fled from Ukraine, of which 600.000 entered Poland.
    Not blowing our own trumpet, but the scenes on the border, the peoples reactions, immediate help actions all are heartwarming. Poles from different parts of the country rushed to provide those battered families (women and children mostly, men 15-60 are not allowed to leave Ukraine) everthing they may need.

    Here, round Opole, we also trying hard to absorb and give shelters to all that come and may come in weeks/months to come, for Putin's war may last long...
    The good things: many Ukrainians already live among us. For last several years lots of them have been coming to Poland looking for jobs. They are highly motivated and get high marks from their employers. Cultural bonds between both nations have always been strong and now they are getting even stronger. Historical troubles fade away. Those who are already here help the newcomers.
    The bad ones: we are not prepared for such a wave of refugees that need all regular services: medical support, kindergartens, schools etc. However, people as well as local administration are on alert and do everything what is possible and more. And time, which not everybody has enough...

    Of course you can not help everybody. What we (my family, my friends) are doing is here.
    1. My wife and me are supporting the cause financially, sending money to places we know could spend them well. My local Bar Association provide legal help for them pro bono.
    2. My younger daughter highschool activists collected money to buy and send some survival equipment to Ukraine. My wingman Sven (Marechallannes) alreday supported them (Thank you Kamerad!).
    3. A friend of mine rented (at his own cost) a fully furnished new house for 5 women and 8 children in Opole; he treats them as his own family.
    4. My older daughter's boyfriend Sasza (yes, Ukrainian, they live in Wrocław) works for a foundation already helping refugees. He personally takes care for two young Ukrainian girls, refugees.

    So if you, the members of newly formed Legion of Light (as my wingman Dan-Sam so eloquently put) want to help the cause, I can manage it.
    If you trust me (I hope you do), I can handle the money (if you are willing to send it). Will report what they are spend for in detail.

    My PayPal address is adw.sieradzki@gmail.com
    Please add: Help for Refugees.

    I will inform the beneficiaries that help came from our WoG worldwide community.


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    Andrzej, check your email address above - should be a "@", not a "." before Gmail.

    Small donation on its way. Very Churchillian pose, by the way.

    Edit: Sorry, forgot to put "Help for Refugees"
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Thanks Steve, corrected.
    No problem, I will identify the payment, I get PayPal payments once in a blue moon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Andrzej, check your email address above - should be a "@", not a "." before Gmail.

    Small donation on its way. Very Churchillian pose, by the way.

    Edit: Sorry, forgot to put "Help for Refugees"
    Got it.
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    Andy, what you are doing is honorable and generous. Contribution on the way.

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    Thank you, Andy, it's good to hear of your efforts. Contribution sent.

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    sent....

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    Dear friend I don't use paypal, but if you PM me your account IBAN I will send a small donation.

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    Contribution sent.
    Thanks for doing this, Andy.

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    Andy as always you lead the way.

    Donation on its way.
    Paul


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    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Done Andy,
    bless you for your good heart

    Lest we forget

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    Andrzej, thanks for reaching out and giving us an opportunity to help you and those suffering so needlessly.

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    My dear friend, we are contributing through a Polish friend's organisation here in Notts, but you should be receiving a further contribution from us through Pay pal.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Andrzej, what a great thing you are doing. I haven't Paypal, but I'll manage through a friend.

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    Thank you for your efforts in setting this up and keeping us informed of the work you are all doing for them. Donation en route.

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    I typically do not donate to large organizations because so much of the money goes to "overhead" costs, but groups on the ground like this one will get my support.

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    Thank you for your support on this Keith.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Good initiative Andy

    Donation paypalled,
    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    Andrzej, once again you prove yourself the best of us.

    Donation sent.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    A small donation is on its way, Andy.

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    It's just a goodwilll tsunami, dear friends! Thank you all forf your generous donations.
    I am left speachless, truly.
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    Thank you Andy.
    At least through your route we are assured that the money will be put to good use.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Thank you Andy.
    At least through your route we are assured that the money will be put to good use.
    Rob.
    Those were my thoughts exactly.

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    bravo to you, your family and all of poland! ukraine slava!

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    Up, this should not been forgotten.

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    Hi Andrzej
    Really impressed with your efforts to help. Small donation just paypaled. Wish I could do more.
    Reg
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    So happy to support this tragic cause. Small donation sent.

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    I've been trying to find a donation point that I can trust. Wish I had seen this earlier.

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    Dear Andy - thank you for doing this. A small donation from your wingman Terry sent. Blessings and Go Well.

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    A game pub in Rome asked for a game session to collect funds for Ukraine. They already organize an Azul tournament this Sunday:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/2125...8?ref=newsfeed

    In a couple of weeks, a Wings of Glory session will probably follow, and the pub owner looks forward to send to Andrzej whatever he will collect.

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    Evening, Legionnaires! March 11th update:
    Thanks to your generosity over 11.000 PLN has been collected so far.
    Today my wife and me reported at the Supply Point Turawa Park (a huge shopping center outside our town where they collect they most necessary stuff for the refugees incoming to Opole).
    A busy place indeed. Lots od people, mamy kids around. They told us what they are actually short of and we rushed to the nearby mall with the funds of the Legion.
    Stay tuned...
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    We bought lots od hygienics for kids and ladies, a number od economy packs of food for infants, school equipment, kitchen stuff, blankets and so on. The invoice will follow. We spent 2.098,36 PLN.
    The volunteers on the Depot unpacked those 2 trolleys and sorted out all the items.
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    The invoice.
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    Great news Andy.
    Please let me know when you need a top up.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Andy, you and your wife are to be applauded for what you are doing.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Amazing work Andy. You are in Mary and my thoughts and positive waves.


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    Day 2, chaos.
    Today we focused on buing bulks of "long term" food, the refugees need most. On the way to the mall we saw those weary people queing to the Supły Depot...a picture one has not seen since the fall of communism here.
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    I talked to a volunteer on the Depot site and told him about our action and the Forum in generał. He was impressed and told us we are the heaviest individual suppliers there. Well done Legionnaires!
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    You're doing sterling work there Andrzej!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Well Done Andrzej thank you for being able to be positive and doing something constructive for those in need.

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    Scramble alert received, wheels up just today, donation inbound. Good on ya brother....

    David

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    Thank you again, guys! You are proving this is The Community!
    Well, Day 3, Sunday.
    Financial support is very important, but giving one's time is sometimes what matters as well. Today we took a ten y.o. Ukrainian boy, Ihor, to our house for we had been told he is missing men's company (his father stayed in UA) and...chess! Well, I am a mediocre chess player, but he appeared to be a...slayer! 2:0 to Ihor, oh man, he trapped me several times with "my pants down", so to say!
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    The last sentence can be quoted from mr. Putin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    The last sentence can be quoted from mr. Putin
    Well put, Wingman! But if Ukrainians have soldiers like chess players, we are secured!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightbomber View Post
    Thank you again, guys! You are proving this is The Community!
    Well, Day 3, Sunday.
    Financial support is very important, but giving one's time is sometimes what matters as well. Today we took a ten y.o. Ukrainian boy, Ihor, to our house for we had been told he is missing men's company (his father stayed in UA) and...chess! Well, I am a mediocre chess player, but he appeared to be a...slayer! 2:0 to Ihor, oh man, he trapped me several times with "my pants down", so to say!
    What a caring gesture! It’s so frustrating not to be able to contribute in this way!

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    [QUOTE=Nightbomber;568756]Thank you again, guys! You are proving this is The Community!
    Well, Day 3, Sunday.
    Financial support is very important, but giving one's time is sometimes what matters as well. Today we took a ten y.o. Ukrainian boy, Ihor, to our house for we had been told he is missing men's company (his father stayed in UA) and...chess! Well, I am a mediocre chess player, but he appeared to be a...slayer! 2:0 to Ihor, oh man, he trapped me several times with "my pants down", so to say!

    Thank you Andy for your continued support and two of the best pics I’ve ever seen on the Aerodrome

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    As you say Andy , money is good but care and affection to those who need it is immeasurable. With this you can change victims lives and ease their anxiety as to the future. Just being there is often enough.
    .Respect.


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    Thank you once more, friends. You give me wings.
    Please forgive me for not replying to all the posts individually.
    I am really impressed how the things are going.
    To date an absolutely awesome sum of 11.437,80 PLN has been collected. It makes approximately 2.642 USD.
    I have spent 4.515,93 PLN for material help: hygienics, school stuff, but mostly long term food and 600 PLN for a direct help given to refugee mothers of 8 kids stationed here to help them buy supplies as needed.
    More info tomorrow.
    Stay safe.
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    Andrzej, you're doing a great thing, thank you. Donation sent!

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