In the previous period, we have continued to demonstrate solidarity with the people affected by the earthquake in Croatia and to donate for assistance and support.
Here you will read about the initiatives that companies, citizens and the youngest members of the community have organized to help the people in Croatia who were affected by the earthquake.
Initiative ‘Children to Children’ gathered around 8,000 items
Humanitarian women from Montenegro, gathered in a Facebook group called Devet dobrih žena (Nine good women), launched the initiative ‘Children to Children’ for the purpose of collecting school material, children’s toys and other things to entertain the children living in the Croatian cities that were hit by the devastating earthquake. According to portalanalitika.me, they collected more than 150 gifts which included over 8,000 items.
The gifts are already on their way to Petrinja, Glina and Sisak.
The initiative was so successful owing to the support of numerous citizens from Montenegro and abroad, as well as the Volunteer Club of the Podgorica High School and singer Sergej Ćetković, who contributed to the promotion of the initiative.
This was not the first initiative organized by these humanitarian women of Podgorica – recently, they have also organized an action of gathering New Year gifts for children hospitalized at the Institute for Children's Diseases. More than 350 gifts were gathered within this initiative called ‘Make a Wish’.
Mostar kindergarten children in action for Banija
Several days ago, Mateja Lovrić from Mostar initiated a humanitarian action called ‘Women to Women’, where she gathered assistance for people affected by the earthquakes in Croatia.
The initiative started in the group ‘Moms of Mostar’, which was soon joined by the children from kindergarten ‘Zvijezdice’. The children not only prepared gifts, but they also decorated them and wrote down heartwarming wishes for the people of Banija.
Zenica hairdressers helping their colleagues in Croatia
The hairdressers of Zenica have taken an active part in a humanitarian action whose purpose is to collect funds to provide assistance to their colleagues from areas hit by the earthquake in Croatia – Petrinja, Glina and Sisak.
Sabina Karić, President of the Assembly of the Zenica Hairdressing Section, has stated that the plan is for all members to participate in the charity by donating the amount worth the price of one haircut in the following seven days or longer, if necessary.
In addition to hair salons, where donations boxes will be placed, donations can also be made at the premises of the Association of Entrepreneurs of Zenica, as well as to the following giro account: 134-010-0000-351-551, purpose: “Donation for the hairdressers of Petrinja, Sisak and Glina”.
People of Banja Luka for Banija
Citizen Association ‘Krajina Cultural Center’ from Banjaluka has initiated a humanitarian action called ‘Banija in our hearts’ (‘Banija u srcu ‘) to support the recovery from the effects of the earthquake that hit the area of Banija in Croatia, late last year.
You can support the initiative by donating in the following way:
For donations from Bosnia and Herzegovina:
UG Krajiški kulturni centar “Sveti Sava”, Banjaluka
Account number: 567-241-27000445-27 with Sberbanka a.d. Banjauka
Purpose: Humanitarna akcija “Banija u srcu”
For donations from abroad:
KKC “Sveti Sava” Banjaluka,
BA395672410000419485, Sberbank Banjaluka,
In addition, M:tel users can donate KM 1 to support the people of Banija by calling the humanitarian number 1433.
The funds will be collected by the end of January, after which the assistance will be distributed on site.
PBZ Group donated HRK 7.8 million to support the affected
PBZ Group, part of Intesa Sanpaolo Group, has donated HRK 7.8 million to support the affected and the recovery from the devastating earthquake that hit Sisak-Moslavina County and the surrounding area.
Within this donation, General Hospital ‘Dr. Ivo Pedišić’ in Sisak received HRK 3.5 million, while HRK 3.8 million was paid to the account of the Croatian State Budget. In addition, HRK 500,000 was donated to Children’s Home Vrbina in Sisak.
Moreover, PBZ enacted a set of relief measures for clients affected by the devastating earthquake, such as loan repayment deferral by 6 to 12 months, temporary suspension of initiation of collection measures and certain fees, e.g. fees for maintaining transaction accounts opened at the Petrinja and Glina branches.
Donate computers for students from affected areas
IDE3 IT has launched a project called Kompići, with the aim of collecting at least 200 computers and other equipment for schools and students that applied for new means of work, as they lost theirs in the earthquake.
If you have computers, monitor, keyboards or mouses that you do not use, you can donate them to Kompići, and they will distribute them to the students in need. You can also donate used projectors, printers, laptops and other IT equipment. If you wish to buy and donate new devices, just contact Kompići.
The organizers of the initiative note that the devices must not be more than five years old, should support new operating systems and should be dusted and cleaned.
Everyone who needs a donation can also apply at the website Kompići.
Meat Industry Gavrilović donated building and land for Petrinja High School
Meat Industry Gavrilović has donated the Gavrilović school building and the accompanying land for the construction of the future Petrinja High School, playground, parking lot and other infrastructure.
The company has signed a donation agreement with the representatives of the Petrinja High School. This donation aims to help normalize life in Petrinja and to support the continuation of providing quality education to Petrinja students.
If you wish to support the people affected by the earthquake in Croatia, you can do that by donating for the campaign run by Caritas Serbia at Donacije.rs, or for the campaign organized by Association Solidarna.