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 6 days 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 couple of 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. This was due to be published yesterday, but the crazy events of January 6, 2021 meant a slight delay. As resources and time allow, this will be a daily feature, and you can track progress here.
Report from January 6
Yesterday we bought 10 housing containers which will be donated to people from Petrinja, Glina and Sisak. Our volunteers and members of UGP are constantly taking care of people who are in need and whose houses were destroyed in the earthquake. We are trying our best to help as many people as possible, that is why we cooperate with local authorities and other organizations. It is very important to us that we help people who are truly in need. We would like to use this opportunity to thank all of the volunteers and everyone from our Association that is trying to help. Also, we would like to point out that yesterday we have contacted Minister Medved and suggested cooperation so we can all together renew the Sisak-Moslavina County.
Plans for today
Today first housing containers are arriving to the families in need. We are very happy that we managed to send them in such a short time. Also, we are planning to deliver two more containers tomorrow and in the next week we are expecting to deliver at least 5 more housing containers. The companies that we are working with are giving their best to produce them as quickly as possible.
The arrival of a container in Petrinja.
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