ZAGREB, Sept 24, 2020 – In a campaign being held under the slogan “An Important Social Network” until Saturday, as many as 160 voluntary activities will take place all over Croatia, and citizens of Zagreb are helping Cucurje, which had suffered extensive damage in the earthquake, the Vecernji List daily said on Thursday.
The campaign is being led by the Croatian Volunteer Development Centre as part of the “Croatia Volunteers” project, and it encompasses 160 voluntary activities taking place until September 26 in the entire country.
Zagreb volunteers have chosen Cucerje, a suburb located near the epicenter of the earthquake.
The Cucerje Primary School was badly damaged in the earthquake and has been renovated since, and to the delight of its pupils, volunteers from Zagreb have painted the fences, planted fruit trees, and painted a mural on the school building.
“We have been here since April, and when we just arrived, it did not seem as if the earthquake did a lot of damage, but when we entered the houses, we realized that the people had lost everything, which shook us. Some families are still living in container houses and caravans in their gardens, so we are trying to make things easier for them as much as we can,” said Jela Prgic Zrnika, head of the Volunteers’ Centre Zagreb, as carried by the Vecernji List daily.