Polish Americans rally to help as Hurricane Florence hits US
PR dla Zagranicy
The Polish American community in Illinois was organising help as Hurricane Florence was on track to hit the east coast of the United States, according to a report.
The entrance to a Walmart store is barricaded hours before Hurricane Florence is expected to strike Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. Photo: EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
Polish Americans in the midwestern city of Chicago were donating goods and supplies such as canned food, water and toiletries in a campaign coordinated by a charity organisation, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported on Thursday.
"We are putting our daily routines on hold in order to help others,” Adam Romanowski, co-founder of the Polish Navy First Responders organisation, told Polish Radio.
He added: “With weather, you never know."
The Polish Navy First Responders charity organisation was set up a year ago as a spontaneous drive to help people in Texas, including Polish Americans, who suffered as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Polish Radio reported.
The US city of Chicago is said to be home to the world’s second-largest population of Poles after Warsaw.