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June 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Poland is experiencing the worst flood in 160 years. After several days of heavy rains a huge flood drove tens of thousands from homes.The flood barriers in many parts of the country were broken and whole villages, businesses and farms were found underwater and heavy rain has caused damage estimated at more than 2.5 billion euro over the last few weeks …

Flood victims require your help to get back to normal life.

Left with absolutely nothing they need basic supplies of food, clothing and cleaning products to get the chance to get back home and start restoring everything that was taken away by the flood.

Please help the victims by making a donation. It’s easy!
Forum Polonia together with Irish Red Cross are organising a Polish Flood Victims Appeal from the beginning of June.


Everyone who would like to help can also join us at the charity concert POLONIA FOR FLOOD VICTIMS – Friday 18th of June, The Mezz/Think Tank club, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, 19:30. Entrance fee: 5 EUR

All money collected during the event will be transferred to Polish Red Cross and will be use in total to help this years flood victims.

Great Polish and Irish bands are expected on stage eg. Sunflower Seeds (

Raffle and art auction will be also held during the event.

The event is organised in cooperation with Polski Express Magazine and

The Polish Chaplaincy in Ireland is the official partner of our Appeal.

Collection of goods and money is available through one of the collection points. Collection point details and full list of products required are listed below in section “HOW YOU CAN HELP”

More information about the action is available here:,,



1) Polish Red Cross is collecting donations

Polish Red Cross, Mokotowska 14, 00-561 Warsaw
Bank Millennium SA, ul.Stanisława Żaryna 2a, 02-593 Warszawa
IBAN PL93 1160 2202 0000 0001 6233 5614
With the title: ‘Powódź 2010’

2) You can donate goods through Polish Chaplaincy in Ireland in cooperation with Caritas (details below)

Collection point in Dublin
The Polish Chaplaincy
St. Audoen’s Church, 14 High Street, Dublin 8
Contact: 087-2393235
Open every day from 10am to 6pm

Collection in Portlaoise

Location: SS Peter Paul Church

Date: Friday 11th June 2010

Time: 7pm – 8pm and 9pm – 10pm

Soon – collections in Carlow and Newbridge

You can also Make a donation (with the title FLOOD VICTIMS)
AIB Bank 7/12 Dame Street
Acc Name: St. Audoen Church (RC)
Sort Code: 93-1209
Acc No: 16694098

Donate goods:
garden tools, brushes, mops, cloths, dust pans, bin bags bedclothes, sleeping bags/ mattresses,towels, blankets, children & adult clothes, working clothes
wellingtons, rubber & tough gloves, sanitation products, soaps, washing powders, washing up liquids, paper towels, toilet roll, wipes, baby products, nappies
raincoats, rain poncho

Donate food:
jams, sugar, tea, coffee, tinned food

3) You can Make a donation (with the title FLOOD VICTIMS) through Polish Chaplaincy
AIB Bank 7/12 Dame Street
Acc Name: St. Audoen Church (RC)
Sort Code: 93-1209
Acc No: 16694098

4) Donation of goods will be held on the 18th of June, during the concert at Mezz Club and during events that are listed below

– Saturday, 12.06: POSK Dublin: Łukasz Klich concert (

– Saturday, 12.06: Cork: Hard Rock Concert. On stage: Psychopigs, Emigra,
The Edge of Existance (info:

– Saturday, 12.06: Family Festival organised by Polish School in Dublin SEN

– Sunday, 13.06: Irish-Polish Society: Chopin Piano Recital No.3

– Thursday, 17.06: Irish-Polish Society
A reading/Discussion with Dr. Desmond Fennell;

– Friday, 18.06: The Mezzo/Think Tank: POLONIA DLA POWODZIAN –

– Saturday, 19.06: Polish School in Blackrock: Festival for Families

– Saturday, 19.06: POSK: Short Films Review – Oddalenia 2010

– Friday 25.06, D-Light Studio, Dublin: Jazz Concert

– Saturday 26.06, POSK: Graffiti, Canvases, and Photos & Sounds – European
Urban Fest 2010

We would like to invite other organisations and groups to join us and support flood victims – are you planning to organise a concert, are you planning to organise donation? – Please get in touch with us!

Anna Pas is the main coordinator of the “Polonia for flood victims” event working on behalf of Forum Polonia. Should you require any further information or high res images, please contact her at:, Ph: 085 154 1454

Thank you for your support!

OFFICIAL SPONSORS: MEDICUS Medical Clinic, O2, EPS 24 Transport

PARTNERS:, Polski Ośrodek Społeczno-Kulturalny, Irish-Polish Society,, Korpusy Pokoju, Duszpasterstwo Polskie w Irlandii, Mad Art Studio, D-Light Studios, Stargaze Productions, Stowarzyszenie MyCork, Cogito-Polski Klub Toasmasters, Polska Szkola w Blackrock, Together-Razem, ArtPolonia…

MEDIA: Polski Express,,,, dublin24, ONET.EU,, 120NaGodzinę,, Siwy Dym-DUBLIN CITY 103,2 FM,, Polski Herald

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