Many employees from the Lublin City Council are involved in the activities of the Lublin Social Committee to Aid Ukraine.
The Call Centre, which is open 24/7 and operates in five languages, is coordinated by Magdalena Gnyp-Ścigocka and Anna Machocka from the Social Participation Office. Up till now, over 13,000 phone calls have been answered by the volunteers. Moreover, they also often provide support to our guests from Ukraine in dealing with everyday problems.
Thanks to the accommodation point established by Jarosława Szewczuk from the Culture Department and Anna Jastrzębska from the Department of European Funds, over 1,500 refugees have found their new home. Agnieszka Szamryk from the Culture Department is also involved in providing constant care for the accommodated families.
Tomasz Rakowski from the Mayor’s Office was responsible for coordinating the support provided to the refugee night shelters and collaborating with the City Council. Małgorzata Zmysłowska from the Integrated Territorial Investments Office coordinated the volunteers working at the Railway Station (PKP).
Childcare, including organising day-care rooms in cultural institutions and at collective accommodation points, is coordinated by Anna Lewicka-Koksanowicz from the Culture Department. Material assistance, collections organised by the Committee and care for the Romany society are coordinated by Roksana Oniszko from the Culture Department. Wiktor Bujnicki from the Department of European Funds coordinates the volunteers involved in translating and interpreting. Justyna Domaszewicz from the Mayor’s Office was in charge of coordinating meal preparation and distribution in 60 restaurants in Lublin to individual families and groups. 12,692 free meals were distributed within the first five weeks. Wiktoria Herun from the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship is responsible for providing support for the refugees on the labour market.
Ewelina Graban coordinates sending humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Poland and sister cities, as well as from international humanitarian organisations. She has been supported by a team of workers from the International Cooperation Center (that is, by Marta Wójtowicz, Sylwia Sobiesiak-Zimny, Justyna Targońska, Klaudia Prokop, Małgorzata Gałus and Roman Jaborkhel). Thanks to their activity, over 78 lorries have been sent to, among others, Lutsk, Vinnytsia, Rivne, Lviv, Kharkiv, Khmelnytskyi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Yavoriv, Ostroh, Cherkasy, Ternopil, Chernihiv, Bucha, Kremenchuk and Kiev.
Tomasz Bielecki from the Traffic and Mobility Management Department coordinates the relocation of the Ukrainian refugees to Western Europe. A few hundreds of the refugees who had been accommodated in Lublin have gone to, among others, France, Portugal and Italy (Joanna Szeląg and Marta Wójtowicz from the International Cooperation Center and Magda Zaręba-Opalińska from the Culture Department have been involved in this activity as well).
Anna Szadkowska-Ciężka who coordinates psychological support and Nastia Kinzerska from the International Cooperation Centre and the Borderland Spiritual Culture Foundation, as well as Krzysztof Stanowski from the International Cooperation Centre who is in charge of the current cooperation with the City Council are involved in the management of the Lublin Social Committee to Aid Ukraine.