Michigan State University group helps Ukrainian refugees in Poland

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) — It started as an educational tour of Poland over spring break, but the trip quickly took an unexpected turn after discovering people in need.

A group of Jewish students from Michigan State University were on a Jewish history tour when — according to the co-director of the Chabad Student Center at MSU — they visited a Jewish community center and found the building was housing refugees. Ukrainians.

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After discovering that Ukrainians were running out of food, the students sprang into action by posting a message on social media asking for cash donations. Within hours, they had raised about $3,000.

Together, the group filled shopping carts full of food and brought it to the refugees.

“That’s literally what they said, what inspired me, ‘If they could only help a few people, help them in times of need, it was worth the whole trip,'” said co-director Benzion Shemtov.

The students said they weren’t done helping the refugees. They have planned all Friday to do more volunteer work to help out.

Continued: Community News

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