The donations are pouring in from all over the world to help the victims of the earthquakes in Petrinja, Glina and Sisak, donations which have been gratefully received and which are making a difference.
As I wrote previously, many people have contacted us at TCN asking for advice on the best place to send money. We published a list a few days ago, but I was really happy to see one more fund set up a couple of ago, from Udruga Glas Poduzetnika, or Voice of Entrepreneurs, which is a growing force for reform and change in Croatia. Run by people who want to see an end to corruption and needless red tape, I was sure that their efforts to help their fellow citizens in crisis would be transparent, dynamic, focused and effective, with all money donated going to the people who needed it most. And so it proved, which is why I am now directing anyone looking for a place to donate to UGP, as I explained a few days ago.
UGP co-founder Drazen Orescanin was kind enough to give me an in-depth interview yesterday on the focus, plans and activities of the UGP fund, and it was great to hear that 100% of the money donated will go to help those who need it most.
In order to provide more transparent donation information, we agreed to publish a daily report of the fund’s activities, finances and purchases. As resources and time allow, this will be a daily feature, and you can track progress here.
The house of family Velić was very damaged and they are waiting for repairs. Also, the house of Nikica Krnjajić and his family was destroyed in the earthquake and is temporarily uninhabitable. Thanks to generous donations, these two families can sleep safely from today. Families thank all of the donors for help!
This week we are planning to deliver several more housing containers. That means that we have fulfilled our promise to buy and deliver 20 housing containers. We are continuing to help people in any way we can. Also, we are hoping that soon we will start to make progress regarding UGP house.
Information in English for donations, both for donations from Croatia and abroad.
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For the latest information on the earthquake emergency, follow the dedicated TCN section.