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More than $77,000 raised for Ukraine aid via Fort Wayne's Sister City relationship

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Just under two weeks since the City of Fort Wayne announced a way for residents to help Ukraine via Fort Wayne’s sister city in Poland, more than $77,000 has been raised.

According to a news release earlier this week, the city donated $10,000 and sent the gift to support Ukranians living in Plock, Poland after fleeing the conflict in their homeland.

The money donated will go towards helping Plock provide housing and meet essential needs, according to the release.

On March 16, Mayor Henry met via Zoom with Plock Mayor Andrzej Nowakowski.

According to Fort Wayne officials, the mayors discussed the current situation in Ukraine and how Plock is working to make a meaningful difference to help provide resources to Ukrainians in need of assistance.

The mayors also discussed the importance and value of solidarity and a commitment to wanting peace and democracy restored in Ukraine, according to the release.

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Rebecca manages the news at WBOI. She joined the staff in December 2017, and brought with her nearly two decades of experience in print journalism, including 15 years as an award-winning reporter for the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne.