Housing for Refugees
Who we are
My name is Michał Włodarczyk, and I am a pastor of ICF Bydgoszcz Church. We’re an evangelical Church in Bydgoszcz (Poland). Since the first day of war, we have been heavily involved in helping refugees. We’ve collected people from the border, organized help for many families, we’ve been giving out food, clothes, and hygienic products every day. Thankfully, those who have found apartments or are living in our homes have been able to send their kids to schools and are finding and starting jobs. But many refugees still don’t have a place to live.
We are working to procure a building that will allow for many refugees to have more than a temporary shelter, but one that would supply them with a safe place to begin again. This initial project will provide approximately 50 safe and decent places for long-term accommodation. This gives hope again to those who are in this extremely difficult situation, by providing them time to find jobs, acclimate into Polish life and look for their future home.
The city promised to help with all necessary paperwork. This with will make the building conversion project happen as quickly as possible, as the refugees need homes immediately.
Every day people who fled the horrors of war come to us. They seek help but often they need someone who will simply listen to them. The stories they tell paint a picture of trauma, heartbreak, and uncertainty.
Price of whole estate
All prices given in USD and PLN at exchange rate 31-3-2022.
- Daycare space – we have already collected money for that
- Common area
- 50 places of accommodation – 12 000 USD each
One of the obstacles we face is that churches in Poland are not allowed to obtain loans for funding of any sort. Therefore, fundraising has begun.