After her husband was stationed in Poznan, Poland, Delaney Clodfelter and their son moved there in 2021. They had no idea that they’d be moving to a country just next door to a brutal war.
When Ukrainian refugees began pouring into Poland, fleeing the Russian invasion, Clodfelter knew she had to help out. She began raising money to provide displaced Ukrainians with basic needs. Gaining funds locally and back in her hometown of Anchorage, she has since raised nearly thirty thousand dollars.
ATMI senior producer Daisy Carter spoke with Clodfleter about her efforts to aid Ukrainian refugees, stories from those who have escaped the violence brought on by Russia, and how her church in Poznan has provided a haven for those who’ve left their homeland.
They spoke on April 25th, 2022.
Hosted by Ada Bjorkman.
Music by Kendrick Whiteman.
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