POLAND: To offer assistance to some of Poland’s most vulnerable citizens during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation — organisers of Pol’and’Rock Festival — have launched an online platform that will connect people seeking support with volunteers and activists.
“Our coronavirus response initiative aims to help people with their day-to-day lives while the entire country is struggling to suppress the coronavirus outbreak,” said Jurek Owsiak, chairman of the board of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. “I count on your creativity, and I believe that kindness and friendliness are fundamental in this tasking time. All hands on deck! I think that the virus will not break us. I would like to thank everyone who will give even one minute of their time to help.”
The board members of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation reached out to the Minister of Health to offer their resources. The charity, which buys medical equipment for paediatric hospitals across the country, will donate hospital beds for intensive care units where patients struggling with COVID-19 are being treated.