Dziekuje, Polsko

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Dziekuje, Polsko
Thank You, Poland
News July 15 2022

This is the kind of coming together that no other country has shown their strength like your country. It is a worldwide issue but you guys are leading, and we thank you.”

Eddie Vedder, Krakow, Poland July 14, 2022

The United Nations estimates that nearly 1.2 million Ukrainian refugees have fled the Russian violence to neighboring country Poland. As Pearl Jam performed on stage last night in Krakow, Eddie thanked a few of the many individuals and foundations doing the groundwork to support refugees in all facets from food security, housing, mental health, employment, and more. 

Love Dębniki Foundation. When the refugee crisis began, Olga Lany was able to organize an entire district of Krakow, resulting in 4,000 people in the neighborhood opening their doors to Ukrainian families in need. Olga and volunteers created a Facebook group to organize refugee transport from the border, supplies, clothing, and bedding. As a result of her activism, hundreds of refugee families were taken in and supported in finding housing, education, employment opportunities, and getting established to a new life in Poland.  

Soup for Ukraine What began with a handful of people taking hot soup to refugees at the train station has turned into an initiative providing hot meals for all people waiting along the Ukrainian-Polish border. Every day Kasia Pilitowska and her network of volunteers, residents, and restaurants cook and give out meals to hundreds of refugees and have now served more than 100,000 meals. 

Let’s Help Together Foundation Since the start of the war, Agnieszka Korsak and her colleagues have helped more than 2,400 refugees find food, housing, clothing, and transport from the border. When it became apparent that the psychological devastation is as bad as the physical destruction, Agnieszka and her team went into overdrive to develop a counseling clinic and recruit qualified Ukrainian psychologists to staff it.  

CORE - Community Organized Relief Effort supports communities around the globe who currently face crises. It is currently on the ground in Poland and Romania working with local and international partners to meet the critical needs of Ukrainian refugees.

In addition to these heroic groups, Pearl Jam is honored to support and share the critical work of the following organizations.

Copernicus Group - Thank you to the fans who organized a fundraiser for this organization before the Budapest and Krakow shows! Copernicus is a grass-roots organization consisting of over 900 people who assist the most vulnerable groups of people evacuate Ukraine into safety. Once safely evacuated, the Copernicus Group ensures they receive necessities as well as services such as medical care, transport, accommodation, job support, and more. 

Mediazona - This news organization led by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina – founding members of the Pussy Riot, supports critical work to combat Russian misinformation on the war. 

SUCHO - Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online is a collective of librarians, archivists, researchers, and programmers working to preserve Ukrainian arts and culture by digitizing documents and artworks.

Emergency Support Initiative - A grassroots emergency relief initiative operated by the directors of the Kyiv Biennial, addressing basic needs for artists with direct support, such as relocation costs within Ukraine and residency programs in Western Ukraine. 

United24 - Launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine, funds will be allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs. 







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  • bigbiggzybigbiggzy Posts: 504
    ❤️ 
  • Go AnimalGo Animal Posts: 1,994
    The Good Fight.
    09/23/98: WPB II     04/13/03: Tampa       09/22/09: Seattle II         05/02/16: NYC, MSG II         10/02/21: Ohana Encore II
    08/12/00: Tampa     06/12/08: Tampa       04/11/16: Tampa            09/18/21: Sea Hear Now      05/06/22: Los Angeles I              
    04/12/03: Orlando   06/27/08: Hartford    05/01/16: NYC, MSG I   10/01/21: Ohana Encore I     05/07/22: Los Angeles II               

    EV - 08/04 & 08/05/08: (Eddie solo, w/Liam Finn) NYC I & II                    EV - 02/09 & 02/10/22: (Eddie & the Earthlings) Chicago I & II
    EV - 11/27 & 11/28/12: (Eddie solo, w/Glen Hansard) Orlando I & II

    Song Wishlist: Oceans, Wash (either version), Brother, Alone, Let Me Sleep, Hold On, Aye Davanita, Satan's Bed, Gremmie Out Of Control, Around The Bend (full band), Don't Gimme No Lip, Pilate, All Those Yesterdays, Parting Ways (full band), You Are, Bu$hleaguer, Strangest Tribe, Undone, Of The Earth, Love Reign O'er Me, Mother, Comfortably Numb, and the Mamasan Trilogy.

    Wanted Posters: WPB '98, Tampa/WPB '00, Tampa '03, EV Batmobile '08
  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 3,247
    Glad these wonderful people and their work were highlighted 
  • tino_11tino_11 Posts: 1,730
    These are amazing people doing Poland, Ukraine and the world proud. Incredible work! 
    2010: London
    2012: Manchester I, Manchester II, Manchester (EV) 
    2014: Milan, Leeds, Milton Keynes 
    2017: London II (EV) 
    2018: Amsterdam I, London I, Prague, London II 
    2019: London (EV)
    2022: London I, London II, Budapest, Krakow, Amsterdam
  • radarradar Posts: 751
    Love that post!
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