HGK Calls On Croatian Companies With Machines to Help in Earthquake Efforts

Lauren Simmonds



December the 30th, 2020 – Two major earthquakes struck Petrinja and Sisak causing enormous levels of damage, more or less destroying the towns. As such, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) and the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Property have called on all Croatian companies that have the necessary machinery to make themselves available and help those affected.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, currently, the most needed help is clearing the rubble, and anyone who has trucks, loaders and other machinery can help with that immediately. Croatian companies that are willing to make their resources available can contact the Construction Department of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (tel: 01 460 6707, 01 460 6747) or the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Property (tel: 01/3782 143, 01/3782 445).

“In these difficult moments, we’re all aware that our reaction must be quick and concrete, so we’d like to appeal to everyone to invest their resources and time to help out,” said the president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilovic.

An appeal to Croatian companies and all other individuals for help was also sent out by HUP.

“In these difficult times, which we’ve all witnessed, we sympathise with our fellow citizens who are particularly affected by this devastating earthquake. Each of you certainly has at least one friend, employee, seasonal employee, family member, partner or customer from Petrinja and Sisak. Maybe you went to school with someone from there. Maybe you cooperated with a company or two from this once highly industrial part of Croatia. It’s very likely that one of these people or a member of his or her family was killed in the earthquake,” they stated from HUP.

The aforementioned association therefore decided to collect donations to help all of the residents of Sisak, Petrinja and the surrounding areas where the earthquake damaged homes and other property.

”Let’s show that HUP is made up of entrepreneurs and employers with big hearts, who care about individuals and the poorest parts of Croatia. Let’s all come together to help those people who, throughout history, have always and unreservedly been ready to bear the heaviest burdens for all the rest of us,” they said from HUP.

Anyone who wants to donate and thus help can do so by making a payment to the account:

The Croatian Employers’ Association (Hrvatska Udruga Poslodavca/HUP)

Radnicka cesta 52, Zagreb

Privredna banka Zagreb, Radnicka cesta 50, Zagreb

IBAN: HR7123400091510359955

Reference number: OIB of the company

Description: HUP earthquake donation

The funds they collect will be given to those most in need, and HUP have extended their thanks in advance to everyone who donates or helps in any way.

For more on the Petrinja earthquake, follow our live updates for today. For more on how you can help/donate, click here.


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