PAC Appeals for Aid to Flood Victims in Poland

News Release: For immediate publication
June 2010

At the recent Polish American Congress (PAC) National Council of Directors Meeting held in Rosemont, IL on 5/26-27, 2010, the following announcement was made by Virginia Sikora, President of the PAC Charitable Foundation:

The PACCF is leading the drive to raise funds for the flood victims stricken by the worst flooding to hit Poland since the late 19th Century. Although Southern Poland was the first area to experience severe flooding, the rivers have carried flood waters much further north. The Vistula River burst its banks in Central Poland, posing a threat to the capital city of Warsaw.

An estimated 2.5 billion Euros worth of damage has been caused. Thus far, approximately 31 million Euros ( $38 million U.S.) has been allocated for flood victim relief by the Polish government. This reflects a serious shortage and that is why the PAC Charitable Foundation has stepped up our involvement to provide aid to those who need it most. Tens of thousands of people have been affected thus far and the numbers are still growing.

Please make out your 100% tax deductible donation check today, made payable to the "PAC Charitable Foundation" and mail it to:

5711 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60646
Attn: Flood Relief for Poland

A special account has been opened and no amount is too small or modest. All monies collected will be used to directly help in lifting the burden from the affected individuals, families and for the extensive repair and restoration that is needed.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 1 (773) 763-9944 or email

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