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Help Polonia Churches


Screen-Captures1Buffalo, NY – March 12, 2015–A crowdfunding effort is underway to raise money for churches in East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia during the Easter season. The fundraiser was started by the group Broadway Fillmore Alive after media reports of churches struggling to keep up with high utility bills during this unusually cold winter.

The group is selling polish themed t-shirts and hoodies online. The goal is to raise to between $2000 and $3000 to split evenly between Corpus Christi, Saint Stanislaus and Saint John Kanty/Saint Adalbert churches to help offset the high heating and electric costs.

On the Broadway Fillmore Alive website, organizer Christopher Byrd wrote, “The churches of East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia are the epicenter of Polish culture in Western New York. They struggle paying their bills–especially during the winter season. After I read a Buffalo News story about how the winter has impacted the finances of some the neighborhood churches, a light bulb went off above my head. I decided to start a t-shirt fundraiser. The Easter season brings out the Polish Pride in everyone. The shirt features a buffalo with Polish colors and has the words “Polska Buffalo” under it. I don’t know how much money can be raised. But I do know that any amount will help.”

The campaign will run through March 27, 2015. More information about the effort can be found here.