Stefanowski, GOP candidate for governor, travels to Poland to help Ukrainian refugees

April 1, 2022

New Haven Register

By Julia Bergman

Bob Stefanowksi, Republican candidate for governor, traveled to Poland last week to help set up a school for refugee children and bring supplies to Ukranians crossing the Polish border.

Poland has taken in the largest number of refugees Рmore than 2.1 million Рsince Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began on Feb. 24. Several weeks ago, as the war intensified, Stefanowski received a call from a former colleague who asked for his help raising money to start a school for refugee children in the city of Gdansk on the Baltic coast of northern Poland.

Stefanowksi, the grandson of Polish immigrants, said he stepped away from the campaign trail last week to visit the school as it was opening. Already, 50 children, mainly middle-school aged, are attending, and at least another 100 are on the waiting list, he said.

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