Thursday, September 18, 2014

28. Jun concludes project to help vulnerable children with big delivery



28. Jun in partnership with the Red Cross and the Ministry of Youth and Sport delivered 10 pallets of diapers, blankets, clothes, hygiene products and laptops with software for the blind to the Dom 'Veternik' center disabled children and youth in Novi Sad. The delivery was made as part of the 'Njihova buducnost, nasa duznost' ('Their Future, Our Responsibility) project to aid vulnerable children in Serbia which we had to pause to focus on emergency flood relief.

To complete the project 28. Jun also donated all proceeds from our humanitarian art show in Toronto to our partners at the Vlade Divac foundation to help renovate the Elementary school “Milija Rakić” in Cerovac, near Smederevska Palanka. The school has been flooded by May rains and needed to be reconstructed. The school is attended by 16 pupils from 1st to 4th grade.

The Minister of Youth and Sports Vanja Udovicic expressed his satisfaction with the work and successes of 28. Jun, both in Serbia and in the Diaspora. "The Ministry of Youth and Sports is supporting the project 'Their Future, Our Responsibility' as being implemented by 28. Jun. The Ministry supports legitimate initiatives and concrete actions which contribute to ending the emigration of Serbs by empowering and motivating young people to stay in our country. 28. Jun is very active in the philanthropic sphere, with a special focus on the most vulnerable members of the population: children and young people."- said Udovicic.

Srpska Verzija: http://www.rtv.rs/sr_lat/vojvodina/novi-sad/pokloni-za-dom-za-decu-na-veterniku_519492.html 





 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Još 50 tona pomoći humanitarne organizacije “28.Jun” stiglo iz Toronta i Čikaga

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Još 50 tona pomoći humanitarne organizacije “28.Jun” stiglo iz Toronta i Čikaga


Beograd, 4.9.2014 - Humanitarna organizacija “28. jun” je isporučila još 50 tona humanitarne pomoći, koja je brodom stigla iz Toronta i Čikaga u Srbiju. Pomoć je stigla krajem prošle nedelje i već je u procesu ditribucije područiju koje je stradalo u poplavama. Donaciju je primio Crveni krst i zajedno sa volonterima organizacije “28.Jun”, isporučili su prvu pomoć, sredstva za higijenu kao i proizvode i hranu za bebe, onima koji su stradali u poplava koje su obuhvatile Čačak.
Ovo je treći deo velike pomoći koju je “28.Jun” prikupio za nastardale u poplavama, kako bi njihov oporavak bio lakši i povratak normalnim životima brži. Prvi deo pomoći je stigao kamionima iz kontinenatlne Evrope, odmah nakon nesreće koja je zadesila Srbiju. Drugi talas humanitarne pomoći stigao je avionima iz Toronta i Čikaga, a najveći deo proizvoda stigao je brodom. Humanitarna organizacija “28. Jun” planira još jednu veliku pošiljku kako bi se mnogobrojin problemi, posle poplava, olakšali i završili.

Izvršni director humanitaren organizacije “28.Jun” Aleksandar Jovičić je rekao: "Sa našom najnovijom isporukom pomoći u grad Čačak koja je bila preko potrebna, pre svega sredstva za higijenu, nastavili smo da pružamo hitnu pomoć tamo gde je najpotrebnija. Mi ćemo nastaviti sa našim naporima, uprkos teškoćama na koje nailazimo, da kao humanitarna organizacija pomažemo našem narodu kada je u nevolji."
Sve informacije se mogu naći na sajtu  www.28jun.org.

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50 tons of aid from Toronto and Chicago Arrives to Serbia, Distribution Underway

28. Jun is pleased to announce the 50 tons of humanitarian aid we shipped from Toronto and Chicago arrived to Serbia last week and is already being distributed to flood victims. The donation was received by the Red Cross and 28. Jun volunteers delivered hygiene products and baby food to those effected by the floods in Cacak immediately after the aid cleared customs.

This is the third major donation delivered by 28. Jun for flood relief. The first response came from trucks in continental Europe in the immediate aftermath, the second wave of aid was flown in from Toronto and Chicago as soon as it was collected in North America and most recent delivery arrived via ship. 28. Jun plans one more major shipment to conclude the post-flood relief efforts.

28. Jun Executive Director Aleksandar Jovicic said "With our most recent aid delivery to the city of Cacak which was in dire need of basic supplies, we have continued bringing immediate assistance to wherever it is needed the most. We will continue our efforts despite the hardships we've endured as an organization in the interest of helping our Serbian people who are in need."

For more information on 28. Jun or to make a donation please visit www.28jun.org





Tuesday, August 19, 2014

28. Jun delivers aid to Sv Petka, anounces new project with Church | 28. Јун испоручио помоћ манастиру Света Петка, и најављује нови пројекат у сарадњи са Црквом




28. Jun made a humanitarian delivery to the Sv. Petka Monastery and orphanage for the mentally disabled in Paracin this week. The facilities are home to 93 women and the staff informed 28. Jun volunteers it was "the biggest donation they ever received." The donation consisted of hygiene supplies and clothes. This is the first delivery under the new 'Heart of Hope' project to send aid to Serbian monasteries in the Balkans and the orphanages, shelters and food kitchens they oversee. 28. Jun has partnered up with the Serbian Orthodox Church to hold fundraisers in the diaspora to send aid to those in need in the home country.

28. Jun president Filip Filipi commented on the new project; "Due to our experience delivering aid both for the floods and before to Serbs all over the Balkans we have found the Church to be the most trustworthy receiver and distributor of our goods once they reach the homeland. The Serbian Church in Montenegro was responsible for distributing our aid during our previous project and they executed their part to perfection. We have also had a close relationship in the past with the Church when they gave us Blagoslovs for our work in North America, Australia and Europe. After meeting Vladika Longin in New Gracanica and attending the Sabor for the Church in North and South America in Los Angeles, we decided this project is a natural next step. 28. Jun in partnership with the Church has the logistical ability, the man power, the experience and the will to make this project happen. We will systematically hold events with all Serbian Churches and Monasteries in the Diaspora who are willing to take part. A portion of the proceeds made from the events would go directly to the local Church and a portion would go towards acquiring and transporting aid for Churches and Church-run orphanages back home. "


Aleksandra Guculj, the 28. Jun coordinator in Serbia took part in the delivery and said; "Monastery Sv Petka was an experience of a life time, it was extremely humbling to be welcomed there by the nuns and the patients. Their are 93 female patients all taken care of by the nuns a few workers from the near by town Izvor. The Monastery is all but forgotten and yet the run off of donations. Mati Gligorija informed me that the donation that 28 Jun sent was the largest donation they have ever received and yet they still need more. They are desperate for detergent and all kinds hygiene, adult diapers for women and most importantly food. The grounds are impeccably clean, everything is taken care of and no one is forgotten on the grounds even if their families have forgotten about them. They need to have regular donations in order to keep up with those standards they have set for themselves. We should all keep working together to keep helping these happy people who are in need."

To learn more or to donate please visit www.28jun.org



28.Јун je испоручио помоћ манастиру Света Петка и сиротишту за ометене у развоју у Параћину. Ове установе су дом за 93 жене, и запослени су изјавили да је то "највећа донација коју су икада добили". Пакети су се састојали из средстава за хигијену и одеће. Ово је прва у низу испорука у оквиру нашег новог пројекта "Срце наде", који за циљ има помагањe српских манастира на Балкану, као и сиротишта, народних кухиња, и свратишта која они покривају. 28. Јун се удружио са Српском Православном Црквом како би што лакше скупили средства у дијаспори и проследили их онима којима су она потребна у домовини.

Председник организације 28. Јун, Филип Филипи, прокоментарисао је нови пројекат:
"Током слања помoћи погођенима поплавама Србима широм Балкана, Српска Православна Црква се показала као најпоштенији прималац и дистрибутер помоћи угроженима. Српска Православна Црква у Црној Гори је била задужена за дистрибуцију хуманитарне помоћи током нађих претходних пројеката, и тај посао је перфектно обавила. У прилог нашег доброг односа са Црквом иде и чињеница да смо добили благослов за наша деловања у Северној Америци, Аустралији и Европи. После састанка са Владиком Лонгином у Новој Грачаници, и присуствовања црквеном сабору Северне и Јужне Америке у Лос Анђелесу, схватили смо да је пројекат ''Срце наде'' логичан следећи корак. Заједно са Црквом, 28. Јун има логистичке способности, људство и искуство да успешно спроведе и овај пројекат. Систематично ћемо организовати скупове у црквама и манастирима у дијаспори који су заинтересовани да буду део пројекта. Један проценат средстава ће ићи директно локалној цркви, други ће бити искоришћен за припремање и транспорт помоћи цркви и институцијама под њеним патронатом.''

Александра Гуцуљ, координатор 28. Јуна у Србији, узела је учешће у испоруци помоћи манастиру Света Петка, и тим поводом изјавила:
"Ово је било незаборавно животно искуство, почаствована сам што смо тако дочекани од стране монахиња и штићеница. Тамо су 93 штићенице, о којима брину монахиње и неколико радника из оближњег места Извор. Манастир није заборављен и опстаје уз помоћ донација. Мати Глигорија ми је рекла да је донација коју је 28. Јун посало највећа коју су икада примили, али и даље су им потребна средства, као што су производи за хигијену, пелене за одрасле, и, најбитније, храна. У самом манастиру је све чисто, о свему се води рачуна, и нико није заборављен, иако су породице заборавиле многе штићенице. Манастиру су неопходне редовне донације како би испунили стандарде које су сами себи поставили. Сматрам да сви треба да се удружимо како бисмо усрећили оне којима је помоћ највише потребна.''

Како бисте сазнали више о самој организацији и пројекту, или пружили свој допринос у помоћи, молимо посетите www.28jun.org 








Sunday, August 17, 2014

2 Events in Toronto this Week for Serbian Flood Relief!


 For tickets and reservations; https://28junartshow.eventbrite.ca/

Join us for a humanitarian group show in which all proceeds will go toward flood relief efforts in Serbia and the Balkans. In partnership with the Red Cross, we seek to assist in repairing the damage caused by the most severe flooding in the Balkans in the last 200 years.

This is the first time that Eastern European Artists have joined together for a group show in Toronto; this event acts as a catalyst to unite the Eastern European community through Art, and Humanitarianism. The exhibit will explore Slavic identity though Contemporary and Modernist Art. The show will feature works by prominent artists such as Endre Szasz, Vladimir Kato, Devon Marinac, Michael Ouzikov, Janus De Rolas and Gabor Mezei. Guests will be treated hors d'oeuvres from Toronto's newest Balkan restaurant, Rakia Bar as well as traditional Balkan music by Toronto's Trio Skadarlija.

The entire proceeds of the tickets to this event, including the Organizer’s portion of the Art sales, will be donated to the Red Cross in association with 28 Jun.

This exhibit is Curated by Mia Mirana Raicevic, a Serbian Canadian who has been active in the Toronto Arts community for almost a decade. She has organized dozens of Art exhibits though out the years, both locally and internationally. This is the first time she has had the honor of working with exclusively Eastern European Artists.

More info on flood relief: www.redcross.ca/28jun + www.28jun.org




Also please join our partners the Serbian Young Professionals and the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation for their event:

Purchase Tickets here:
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/building-hope-charity-auction-gala-tickets-11981461875?aff=eorg

This past May, the Balkan region was hit with the worst flooding in over 100 years. In Serbia, it has caused an estimated 4 billion dollars in damage and has forced over 30,000 victims to evacuate their homes. Please join the Serbian Young Professionals and the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation for an evening of cultural performances, prominent guest speakers and Silent Auction, all in an effort to unite the Toronto diaspora and its friends to help increase awareness and support victims of this once-in-a-century disaster.

Our goal, with your help, is to raise $25,000 for flood relief. The Charity Auction and Gala will be taking place on Saturday August 23rd, 2014 at the historic and majestic Strachan Hall, Trinity College.

Over the years, Ana and Vlade Divac have raised over 20 million dollars through philanthropic efforts, providing aid to civilians, especially refugees, with special emphasis on resolving their housing issues. The Foundation envisions Serbia as a society in which citizens take responsibility and understand the power of unity in solving problems that arise.

Please contact us at avgust23toronto@gmail.com if you are interested in donating or sponsoring the event. or have any other questions.

Sponsors, speakers and performers are TBD.

Ticket sales will begin shortly and will be priced as follows:
- Early Bird (until July 1): $45
- Standard (until August 22): $55
- At the Door: $60

Semi-formal attire encouraged.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Saopstenje za medije - Volonteri humanitarne organizacije “28.Jun” u saradnji sa Crvenim krstom isporučili pomoć građanima Obrenovca




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Volonteri humanitarne organizacije “28.Jun” u saradnji sa Crvenim krstom isporučili pomoć građanima Obrenovca


Beograd, 08.08.2014. - Volonteri humanitarne organizacija “28. jun” u saradnji sa Crvenim krstom isporučili su pomoć najugroženijim građanima Obrenovca. Donirana pomoć u vidu u hrane za bebe, pelena, sredstava za higijenu, vode i prve pomoći ovog puta iznosi više od 5 tona.

Inicijativa mladih ljudi koji su osnovali ovu humanitarnu organizaciju se pokazala kao uspešna, pa je tako sakupljeno više od 200 tona pomoći vredne oko 1 500 000 dolara, koja stiže u Srbiju, deo po deo. Za dve nedelje stiže i preostala pomoć od 50 tona iz Čikaga i Toronta. . “U narednom periodu ćemo pokušati da se fokusiramo na novčane donacije kako bi mogli da finansiramo prevoz ostatka pomoći, pa tako molimo sve ljude dobre volje da nam pomognu u tome” rekao je Filip Filipi, predsednik organizacije “28. Jun”.

Članovi “28. juna” u Srbiji uvek pomožu i učestvuju u isporuci kako bi osigurali da pomoć dođe do onih kojima je najpotrebnija. Naredne nedelje volonteri će odneti pomoć manastiru Sv.Petka u Paraćinu, gde monahinje brinu o devedesetak devojčica ometenih u razvoju, koje svoje detinjstvo provode u domu u okviru manastira. 

Kako bi pomoć stigla do onih kojima je najpotrebnija, potrebno je još sredstava kako bi se platio transport ostatka pomoći iz Čikaga, tako da ovim putem volonteri ove humanitarne organizacije apeluju na sve da nastave sa doniranjem. Sve informacije se mogu naći na sajtu  www.28jun.org , a uplate izvršiti putem PayPal naloga na 28jun.org@gmail.com.


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Kontakt za medije:
Katarina Živanović
Agencija Havas Worldwide Belgrade
tel: +381 11 3674141
email: katarina.zivanovic@havasww.rs

Više o organizaciji “28. jun”:
“28.jun” je omladinska neprofitna organizacija angažovana u humanitarnim, socijalnim i filantropskim sferama. Organizacija blisko sarađuje sa Crvenim krstom kako bi obezbedila medicinsku i humanitarnu pomoć Srbima širom Balkana. Pre poplava, 28.Jun je poslao preko 50 tona pomoći vredne nekoliko miliona dolara Srbima na Kosovu, Južnoj Srbiji, Republici Srpskoj, Krajini i Crnoj Gori.






Tuesday, August 5, 2014

28. Jun Responds to New Floods in Republika Srpska | 28. Jun reaguje na nove poplave u Republici Srpskoj



28. Jun will immediately respond to the new floods which have hit Banja Luka and other parts of Republika Srpska. A humanitarian container filled with 25 tons of hygiene supplies, diapers and medicine will be loaded within the next 48 hours and dispatched on Monday. Trucks from continental Europe with aid will leave as soon as possible as well.

28. Jun has successfully delivered over 100 tons of aid for the Balkan floods which hit 2 months ago from all over Europe and North America to the Red Cross in Serbia. For more information on how to help or make a donation please visit www.28jun.org

28. Jun has a great working relationship with the Red Cross in Republika Srpska having delivered over $1 Mil in medical equipment and humanitarian aid to medical centers in Visegrad and Foca in 2013.


28. Jun će odmah reagovati na nove poplave koje su pogodile Banjaluku i druge delove Republike Srpske. Humanitarni kontejner, ispunjen sa 25 tona sredstava za ličnu higijenu, pelena i medikamenata će biti ukrcan u narednih 48 sati i otpremljen u ponedjeljak. Kamioni iz Evrope će takođe krenuti ubrzo.

28. Jun je uspešno dostavio 100 tona pomoći iz cele Evrope i Severne Amerike, Crvenom Krstu, za ljude stradale od poplava, koje su pogodile celi Balkan pre dva meseca. Za više informacija o tome kako da pomognete ili donirate, molimo posetite www.28jun.org

28. Jun ima odličnu saradnju sa Crvenim krstom u Republici Srpskoj, nakon što je dostavio medicinsku opremu i humanitarnu pomoć u vrednosti preko milion dolara, medicinskim centrima u Višegradu i Foči u 2013. godini.

Friday, July 25, 2014

28. Jun Aid Follow up: Gracanica, KiM | 28. Jun Izvestaj o humanitarnoj akciji: Gracanica, Kosovo i Metohija

To increase transparency and show results to our donors and supporters 28. Jun will begin to do follow up reports on all aid we have previously delivered. For our first follow up we contacted the Health Center in Gracanica which received our first humanitarian shipment in 2012 to inquire on how the aid was used. The director of Health and Social Protection of Gracanica, Bojan Todorovic assured 28. Jun all medical aid delivered by 28. Jun was utilized by the Serbian population of the Gracanica enclave. The links below document the delivery and distribution of the aid:

Video of the container arriving: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH6mOf-UYlU

Photos of the container arriving: http://28jun.blogspot.ca/2012/07/media-reaction-to-arrival-of-aid-to.html

Article about the container arriving by Kosovo Serb press: http://www.radiokim.net/vesti/pomoc-dijaspore-od-15-miliona-dolara-stigla-na-kosovo.html

Articles about the container arriving by the entire Serbian media: http://28jun.blogspot.ca/2012/07/media-reaction-to-arrival-of-aid-to.html

Thank you letter from the Health Center Gracanica: http://dzgracanica.org/?p=703


28. Jun Izvestaj o humanitarnoj akciji: Gracanica, Kosovo i Metohija

Kako bismo povecali transparentnost i prikazali rezultate nasim donatorima i svim ljudima koji nas podrzavaju, 28. Jun ce poceti da objavljuje izvestaje o svim paketima pomoci koje smo do sada isporucili. Za pocetak, kontaktirali smo Zdravstveni centar u Gracanici koji je prvi primio nasu humanitarnu pomoc 2012.godine, kako bismo saznali kako je ona iskoriscena. Direktor odeljenja za zdravstvo i socijalnu zaštitu opštine Gračanica, Bojan Todorović, nas je uverio da je celokupna isporuka 28.Juna dodeljena srpskoj populaciji u ovoj enklavi. Linkovi u prilogu to i potvrdjuju:

Video dolaska kamiona:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH6mOf-UYlU

Fotografije dolaska kamiona: http://28jun.blogspot.ca/2012/07/media-reaction-to-arrival-of-aid-to.html

Clanak u srpskim novinama na Kosovu o pritigloj pomoci: http://www.radiokim.net/vesti/pomoc-dijaspore-od-15-miliona-dolara-stigla-na-kosovo.html

Clanak o pristigloj pomoci u srpskim medijima: http://28jun.blogspot.ca/2012/07/media-reaction-to-arrival-of-aid-to.html

Pismo zahvalnosti Zdravstvenog centra Gracanica: http://dzgracanica.org/?p=703