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Polish Moms Donate Strollers for Fleeing Ukrainian Women

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but this picture is worth much, much more. Several photos on Twitter in early March show row after row of empty baby strollers left at a local railway station. Each photo was liked or shared tens of thousands of times in just a few days.

The strollers were an act of solidarity from Polish mothers wanting to support their Ukrainian counterparts. Because of the immediacy of the Russian invasion, most Ukrainian men were either conscripted or voluntarily stayed to defend their homeland. This meant that many mothers of small children were forced to flee with their children in tow and little else. Many of the strollers included basic supplies like warm blankets.

The Polish government’s response to the refugee surge included a hotline for travelers to call and get up-to-date information and advice regarding crossing the border. As of April 21, 2022, authorities estimated that over 2.8 million people sought refuge from the war by traversing into Poland.

Possible Preaching Angle:

God is with the poor and marginalized who have no resources to secure their safety, and with those who minister to them with empathy.

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