Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Media coverage of 28. Jun Twitter campaign


Akcija je za pomoć srpskom narodu u Srbiji, Republici Srpskoj, Crnoj Gori, Kosovu i Metohiji i Krajini, saopštila je Srpska dijasporska organizacija "28. jun“.

Poznate ličnosti, među kojima su i pomenuti sportisti u sklopu akcije "Srpske zemlje, srpski rod“ "tvitovale“ su i "retvitovale“ promocionalni video kampanje, koja je trajala nedelju dana.

Kampanja je ukupno imala više od 5.000 tvitova, tako da je Tviter nalog organizacije "28. jun" prešao 10.000 pratilaca.

Inicijativa "Srpske zemlje, srpski rod“ ima za cilj da pošalje pet miliona dolara humanitarne pomoći i tako nadmaši prethodni projekat "Boj za Kosovo", zahvaljujući kojem je skupljena pomoć od milion i po dolara manastiru Gračanica.

Slične kampanje organizovane su prethodnog leta u više od 80 gradova širom sveta sa ciljem da podigne svest o nezavidnom stanju Srba. FULL STORY
The media was very receptive of Twitter campaign and we would like to acknowledged the follow puvlications who continue to support our organization:

B92 http://www.b92.net/sport/fudbal/vesti.php?yyyy=2012&mm=12&dd=14&nav_id=669045

Blic Sport http://sport.blic.rs/Ostali-sportovi//225021/Divac-Cavic-Jaric-Ivanoviceva-i-ONil-pomazu-Srbima

24 Sata http://www.24sata.rs/vesti/beograd/vest/divac-cavic-jaric-ivanoviceva-i-o-nil-pomazu-srbima/67269.phtml

Sportski Žurnal http://www.zurnal.rs/2012/12/14/divac-cavic-i-onil-pomazu-srbima/index.html?lang=lat

RTS http://www.rts.rs/page/rts/ci/Dijaspora/story/1516/%D0%92%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B8/1229502/%D0%A1%D0%B5%D0%B4%D0%B0%D0%BC+%D0%B4%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B0+%22%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%9A%D0%B0+28.+%D1%98%D1%83%D0%BD%D0%B0%22.html

Pravda http://www.pravda.rs/2012/12/14/ekskluzivno-sakil-onil-sa-divcem-i-anom-ivanovic-pomaze-srbima/

Svet Plus http://www.svetplus.eu/javne-licnosti-podrzale-akciju-humanitarne-organizacije-28-jun/

Press Online http://www.pressonline.rs/sport/sportske-zanimljivosti/255386/divac-cavic-jaric-ana-i-onil-pomazu-srbima.html

Telegraf http://www.telegraf.rs/sport/455158-i-sek-tvitovao-za-srbe-sportisti-doprinose-da-se-sakupi-pet-milona-dolara-humanitarne-pomoci

Dnevni Akter http://www.akter.co.rs/27-drutvo/24548-ejkil-o-nil-u-tviter-akciji-za-srbe.html

Kurir http://www.kurir-info.rs/divac-cavic-jaric-ivanoviceva-i-onil-pomazu-srbima-clanak-559913

Koreni http://www.koreni.rs/srpske-zvezde-podrzavaju-humanitarnu-akciju/

Alo http://www.alo.rs/sport/zanimljivosti/sekil-o-nil-pomaze-srbima/6729

Friday, December 14, 2012

Serbian Celebrities support humanitarian cause



Serbian Celebrities support humanitarian cause

The Serbian diaspora organization “28. Jun” successfully completed a Twitter campaign to bring attention to their latest project 'Srpske zemlje, Srpski rod'. Celebrities who tweeted and re-tweeted the promotional video for the campaign included Vlade Divac, Marija Serifovic, Sasa Kovacevic, Shaquille O'Neal, Tristan Walker, Marko Jaric, Ivan Ivanovic, Seka Aleksic, Milorad Cavic and Aleksandar Ignjovski. The initiaive which lasted a week resulted in over 5,000 Tweets and saw the 28. Jun Twitter surpass 10,000 followers.

The 'Srpske zemlje, Srpski rod' initiative aims to send $5 million in humanitarian aid to Serbian people in Serbia, Republika Srpska, Montenegro, Kosovo and Krajina. Previous projects have included "Boj za Kosovo", which saw successful shipment and delivery of $1.5 million worth of aid to Gracanica, Kosovo last summer and awareness campaigns organized across 80 cities on a global scale aimed at bringing attention to the plight of Serbs.

Srpske zvezde podržavaju humanitarnu akciju

Srpska dijasporska organizacija „28. Jun“ uspešno je završila Tviter kampanju i skrenula pažnju na najnoviji projekat  „Srpske zemlje, Srpski rod“.
Poznate ličnosti koje su „tvitovale“ i „retvitovale“ promocionalni video te kampanje su bile Vlade Divac, Marija Šerifović, Saša Kovačević, Shakil O'Nil, Tristan Voker, Marko Jarić, Ivan Ivanović, Seka Aleksić, Milorad Čavić i Aleksandar Ignjovski. Ova inicijativa, koja je trajala nedelju dana, imala je za rezultat preko 5,000 tvitova, tako da je „28. Jun“ tviter nalog prešao 10,000 pratilaca.
Inicijativa „Srpske zemlje, Srpski rod“ ima za cilj da pošalje 5 miliona dolara kao humanitarnu pomoć srpskom narodu u Srbiji, Republici Srbiji, Crnoj Gori, Kosovu i Krajini. Prethodni projekti su uključivali „Boj za Kosovo“, koji je rezultovao uspešnom isporukom i dostavom u vrednosti od 1,5 miliona dolara pomoći Gračanici (Kosovo), kao i kampanje koje su prošlog leta bile organizovane u preko 80 gradova širom sveta sa ciljem da podignu svest o nezavidnom stanju Srba.

Monday, November 26, 2012

28. Jun sends $1.5 mil of humanitarian aid to Visegrad, launching their "Srpske zemlje, Srpski rod" campaign






28. JUN SENDS $1.5 MILLION OF HUMANITARIAN AID TO VISEGRAD, LAUNCHING THEIR "SRPSKE ZEMLJE, SRPSKI ROD" CAMPAIGN

New York, NY- November, 26, 2012- Serbian diaspora organization 28. Jun launched its second global campaign, "Srpske zemlje, Srpski rod" with the shipment of a 40 feet container filled with medical supplies and winter clothes to Visegrad, Republika Srpska. The shipment contains 800 different pieces of medical equipment and 1 ton of clothes from American upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom. Medical supplies include surgical equipment, blood transfer devices, infection control systems and respiratory care items amongst other things, which were deemed highly in demand by the Medical Center of Visegrad. The container is scheduled to arrive to Visegrad around Serbian New Years on January 15, 2013.

Institutions receiving aid are; Medical Center Visegrad (Dom Zdravlja Visegrad), the Center for the Protection of Female Children & Youth (Zavod za zastitu zenske djece i omladine) and families in the Visegrad refugee camp Nezuci.  After surveying the conditions, clothing drives and fundraisers were carried out in the US, Canada and Australia to acquire the supplies. As 28. Jun coordinator for Visegrad Vanja Petrovic recently said ‘Despite everybody's busy lifestyles, we can still find time to help and support causes to better the living conditions of our own people back home. Our unity and dedication since the founding of 28. Jun have proven that we deliver what we promise".

28. Jun plans to send additional aid to Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Krajina in the upcoming months as part of their $5 million campaign. " We are fortunate to be in the position to help our people and it is our moral obligation in the diaspora to come together and do everything we can. I was especially touched by the story of the refugee camp and it is my hope that our help makes a difference", said Filip Filipi, founder and president of the organization.

About 28. Jun
Merely a year after having been founded, 28. Jun has emerged as the predominant Serbian diaspora organization. Boasting over 25, 000 fans on Facebook and over 12, 000 followers on Twitter, the young organization has received the support of the Serbian Orthodox Church as well as Serbian athletes, singers, and business owners. 28. Jun is a student-driven Serbian organization engaged in social and philanthropic functions pertaining to Serbian interests. Previous projects have included "Boj za Kosovo", which saw successful shipment and delivery of $1.5 million worth of aid to Gracanica, Kosovo last summer and awareness campaigns organized across 80 cities on a global scale aimed at bringing attention to the plight of Serbs.

For more information on how to help please visit www.28jun.org

HUMANITARNA ORGANIZACIJA 28. JUN ZAPOCELA KAMPANJU "SRPSKE ZEMLJE SRPSKI ROD" SLANJEM POMOCI U VREDNOSTI OD $1.5 MILION U VISEGRAD

Nju Jork, Nju Jork - 26.novembar 2012. - Srpska organizacija iz dijaspore, 28.jun, poslala je prosle nedelje kontejner medicinske opreme i zimske garderobe u Visegrad, Republiku Srpsku, kao sastavni deo druge globalne kampanje "Srpske zemlje, srpski rod". Posiljka sadrzi 800 razlicitih vrsta medicinske opreme i 900kg garderobe donirane od strane visokomodne radnje Nordstrom. Pod medicinsku opremu spadaju hirurska oprema, uredjaji za transfuziju krvi, sistemi nadzora bolnickih infekcija i pomagala za respiraciju, kao i drugih aparatura, deklarisana kao visoko potrebna od strane Doma Zdravlja Visegrada. Isporuka kontejnera je predvidjena sredinom Januara 2013 godine.

Ustanove kojima ce pomoc biti dodeljena cine : Dom Zdravlja Visegrad, Zavod za zastitu zenske dece i omladine, i izbeglicki centar Nezuci u Visegradu. U recima kordinatorke za region Republike Srpske, Vanje Petrovic, " Bez obzira na manjak vremena kojim raspolazemo, bitno je da podrzimo akcije koje ce doprineti poboljsanju zivotnih uslova nasih ljudi sirom bivse Jugoslavije. Nasa upornost od samog osnivanja 28. Juna pokazitelji su da uvek sprovodimo data obecanja".

U okviru kampanje "Srpske zemlje srpski rod", dodatna pomoc u vrednosti od 5 miliona dolara ce biti poslata u Srbiju, Crnu Goru i Kosovo i Metohiju u narednih nekoliko meseci. "Smatram da je moralna duznost svih nas koji zivimo u dijaspori da doprinesemo pozitivnim promenama koje ce uticati na institucije i zajednice nasih ljudi", rekao je Filip Filipi, osnivac i predsednik organizacije.

O Organizaciji 28.Jun
U roku od samo godinu dana nakon osnovanja, 28.Jun je postala predominantna organizacija srpske dijaspore. Sa 27.000 fanova na Facebook-u, 10.000 pratilaca na Twitter-u i 3.000 na Instagramu, ova mlada organizacija je dobila podršku od Srpske Pravoslavne Crkve kao i mnogih sportista, poznatih ličnosti i uticajnih poslovnih ljudi. 28.Jun je nevladina organizacija koja se bavi društvenim i filantropskim funkcijama u skladu sa interesima Srbije. U sklopu prve kampanje "Boj za Kosovo", prikupljena je i poslata pomoc u vrednosti od $1.5 milion medicinskom centru Gracanica na Kosovu, i odrzano je preko 80 dobrotvornih manifestacija u 120 gradova da bi se prikupila neophodna finansijska pomoc.

Za dodatne informacije o organizaciji 28. Jun molimo vas da posetite nasu stranicu putem www.28jun.org

Contact details:
28.Jun Press - 28junpr@gmail.com

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Urgent help needed for Refugee shelter in Republika Srpska



As the departure date nears for the first of our three containers for the 'Srpske zemlje, Srpski rod' project, our team in Republika Srpska has been hard at work securing the proper paperwork and transportation to make the delivery a success. While collecting information on how to best assist the community in Visegrad, our team leader for the region, Vanja Petrovic, uncovered a humanitarian tragedy. Around 100 refugees live in a makeshift shelter which is unfit to withstand the winter cold and encompasses a deplorable sanitation system. To make matters worse, a large number of the residents are young children who lack basic necessities such as winter clothing and school supplies.

Even though the shipment of the 40 ft. container is a difficult enough task, 28. Jun is committed to giving our utmost in helping all of our people in need. In order to take advantage of the imminent departure of the container to Visegrad, we have rushed clothing drives and fundraisers so we can load supplies for the refugees along with the medical equipment already being shipped there. Below is a first hand account of what Vanja witnessed at the camp as well as information on how you can help.

Ne daleko od cuprije na Drini u Visegradu nalaze se montazne barake u kojima jos uvijek zivi oko 100 izbjeglica iz Sarajeva, Zenice, Mostara, Gorazda, Konjica i Kaknja. Ono sto ce vam zalediti srce kada tamo dodjete nije hladni novembarski dan ni ledeni vjetar vec uslovi u kojima zive Marija i Dijana Miovcic, dvije preslatke djevojcice koje u tim barakama zive od rodjenja. Njihovi rodilteji su se upoznali u tim barakama, zavoljeli i vjencali. Tek stigle iz skole cekaju da im tata u malenoj sobici napravi nesto za rucak, jer mama im nije tu. Bolesna je i vec 15 dana u bolnici, a one nemaju novca ni da odu da je obidju. U skolu idu svaki dan same 3km pjesice pored rijeke Drine.
Vodu i za pice i kupanje donose s vanjske cesme, kupaju se u ledenim zajednickim WC-ma i nemaju ni osnovne uslove za zivot. Ostali stanari ovog tragicnog mjesta su uglavnom stariji, sami i zaboravljeni. Ne zele da se slikaju, stide se svoje sudbine i ne zele kazu nista. Tek kasnije kada su saznali da sam i sama bila izbjeglica kao i oni pristali su da kazu da im eto samo treba nesto da prebrode ove hladen dane. Jakne, cizme, trenerke, mozda neka posteljina ili deke.
Marija i Dijana ne znaju za drugi zivot osim izbjeglickog i ovih prljavih ornulih baraka ali mi i njima i ostalim izbjeglicama u Nezucima u Visegradu mozemo taj zivot olaksati makar malo, prije nego sto snijeg zatrpa barake i potrose drva za ogrev, svako onliko koliko ko moze a za njih i naj manji poklon je veliki. Zima je vec stigla zato im je pomoc potrbna sto prije i sto hitnije!
Za informacije kako da donirate i pruzite bilo kakvu pomoc posjetite nasu stranicu 28. Jun ili nas kontaktirajte na email 28jun.org@gmail.com

To donate via PayPal or Credit Card visit: http://28jun.blogspot.ca/p/donations.html
If you live in the Balkans and are interested in donating clothing contact: Vanja.rs@gmail.com

Friday, October 26, 2012

28. Jun receives Blessing from the Serbian Orthodox Church in North America


28. Jun is honored to announce we received the official blessing from His Grace, Bishop Longin, the Administrator of the Diocese of America and Canada. 28. Jun has worked closely with the church since our inception and we are truly delighted to have their support for our 'Srpske zemlje, Srpski rod' project. We have received blessings from churches on a local level as well and are finalizing the support of Bishops from other parts of the world. To keep up with the latest check out our 'Blagoslovi' album on our Facebook page.


28. Jun vas s ponosom obaveštava da smo dobili blagoslov Njegovog Preosvestenstva, vladike Longina. 28. Jun je sarađivao sa crkvom od momenta njegovog osnivanja, i oduševljeni smo što imamo njenu podršku za projekat "Srpske zemlje srpski rod". Takođe, dobili smo blagoslov crkve i na lokalnom nivou, a finaliziramo i dobijanje podruške od vladika širom sveta. Da bi ste bili u toku sa najnovijim vestima, pogledajte album "Blagoslovi" na našoj FB stranici.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

28. Jun holds fundraisers in 7 cities in September









The Serbian diaspora organization 28. Jun carried out fundraisers in 7 cities across 3 countries in the month of September. The first event took place in Sydney, Australia and was organized by Jovana Zelenbaba with help from Predrag Srebro, Slobodan Jokic, Nenad Arcaba and Luka Mali. The second event in Australia took place in Brisbane and was organized by Vanja Petrovic in association with Food4Smile.

In North America 4 fundraisers were held simultaneously during Labor Day Weekend. The event in Chicago was orchestrated by Suzi Bicanin, while 'Serb Days' fundraisers in Vancouver and Cleveland were managed by Lana Dukic and Aleksandar Rakic, respectively. The main event took place at 'Srbijada' in New jersey over 3 days with much of the 28. Jun top brass present. In attendance were president Filip Filipi, vice president Sara Stosic, 28. Jun Chicago head Milo Dubak, 28. Jun Texas head Andrija Stanojcic, 28. Jun spokeswoman Ana Pavlovic as well as members Marko Svraka and Jovana Medic.

The final event took Place in Boston and was organized by 28. Jun New England chiefs Aleksandar Petakov and Petar Ojdrovic. To check out photos from the fundraisers please visit our Facebook page or our newly launched Instagram (#28Jun).

Aside from collecting funds for the newly launched 'Srpske zemlje, Srpski rod' initiative, 28. Jun members educated the public on past, current and future projects and how they directly benefit the people in need. We are currently holding more information seminars in the Southern Ontario region and anyone interested in attending is welcome to contact us at 28jun.org@gmail.com.

Expect some major news and announcements from us in the very near future and check back frequently for updates!


Tokom septembra organizacija za srpsku dijasporu 28.jun organizovala je akcije radi prikupljanja dobrotvornih sredstava u trima drzavama,ukupno 7 gradova . Prva akcija,organizovan od strane Jovane Zelenababe uz pomoc Predraga Srebra,Slobodana Jokica,Nenada Acrabe i Luka Malija, odrzao se u Sidneju u Australiji. Druga akcija u Australiji odrzala se u Brizbejnu I ogranizaovana je od strane Vanje Petrovic u saradnji sa Food4Smile.

U Severnoj Americi 4 dobrotvorne akcije odrzane su istovremeno tokom Praznika Rada. Akciju u Cikagu organizovala je Suzi Bicanin,dok je dogadjaj “Serb days” u Vankuveru organizovala Lana Dukic,a u Klivlendu Aleksandar Rakic. Glavni dogadjaj se odrzao na “Srbijadi” u Nju Dzersiju koja se odrzavala tri dana uz prisustvo chelnih ljudi organizacije 28.jun. Dogadjaju su prisustvovali predsednik organizacije Filip Filipi,potpredsednik Sara Stosic,predsednik ogranka u Cikagu Milo Dubak I presednik Teksashkog ogranka Andrija Stanojcic takodje I potparol za javnost organizaacije 28.jun Ana Pavlovic I clanovi Marko Svara I Jovana Medic.

Poslednju akciju u Bostonu su priredili celnici organizacije 28.jun iz Nove Engleske, Aleksandar Petakov I Petar Ojdrovic. Ukoliko zelite da pogledate slike sa dobrotvorne akcije posetite nasu Facebook stranicu ili nas nedavno osnovan profil na Instagramu (#28Jun).
Pored toga sto su prikupljali sredstva za dobrotvorne svrhe za novosnovanu inicijativu “ Srpske zemljke,srpski rod” clanovi organizacije 28.jun upoznali su publiku sa prethodnim,aktuelnim I buducim projektima I na koji nacin oni pomazu ljudima kojima je to prekopotrebno. Trenutno odrzavamo nekoliko informacionih seminara u oblasti Juzni Ontario,svako ko je zainteresovan da prisustvuje moze slobodno da nas kontaktira na e-mail adresu 28jun.org@gmail.com
Ocekujte vazne vesti I obavestenja od nas u bliskoj buducnosti !

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Srpske Zemlje, Srpski Rod



Donate here: http://28jun.blogspot.ca/p/donations.html

A successful delivery of the $1.5M medical aid container to Gracanica, Kosovo on June 28, 2012 marked the completion of the 9-month long campaign - "Boj za Kosovo" - by diaspora organization, 28. Jun. Today, 28. Jun embarks upon a second, ever-more ambitious undertaking - "Srpske Zemlje, Srpski Rod" - aiming to send $5M in humanitarian aid to Serbian people in need.
Please spread the word of the initiative and share our commercial!

Uspešna isporuka medicinskog kontejnera sa vrednošću od $1,5M do Gračanice, Kosova 28. juna 2012 je obeležila završetak kampanje koja je trajala 9 meseci - "Boj za Kosovo" - od dijasporske organizacije, 28.Jun. Danas, 28. Jun pokreće sledeći, još ambiciozniji poduhvat - "Srpske Zemlje, Srpski Rod" - sa ciljom da pošalje $5M humanitarne pomoći najugroženiju srpskim zajednicama na području bivše Jugoslavije.
Molimo Vas, širite reč o inicijativi i share-ujte našu reklamu!

For more info visit us at:
www.28jun.org
https://www.facebook.com/28jun
http://twitter.com/28junorg

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Media reaction to the arrival of aid to Kosovo




BELGRADE -- The Serbian diaspora organization 28. Jun (June 28) announced the arrival of USD 1.5 million-worth of aid to the Serb enclave of Gračanica in Kosovo.

The delivery of the aid was the successful conclusion of the organization's 9-month long initiative that engaged Serb communities in 80 cities in 30 different countries, a statement said.

Gračanica's Health Center voiced their appreciation in a statement issued on their website: "The Medical Center Gračanica would like to express their gratitude to 28. Jun for their donation of medicine, medical equipment, surgical materials, and clothing in the value of USD 1.5 million intended for our health facilities... We are also thankful to all people of goodwill who participated in this 28. Jun-organized humanitarian action." FULL STORY

The Serbian and international media were again supportive in their coverage of the final leg of the 'Boj za Kosovo' project. The story run by the local Gracanica media can be seen here and more pictures of the container's arrival can be seen here. Below are just a few of the media outlets that covered our campaign:

B92 http://www.b92.net/eng/news/society-article.php?yyyy=2012&mm=07&dd=03&nav_id=81079

Blic http://www.blic.rs/Vesti/Drustvo/330543/Pomoc-dijaspore-od-15-milion-dolara-stigla-na-Kosovo

RTS http://www.rts.rs/page/rts/sr/RTS+Satelit/story/1518/SAT+vesti/1129598/Humanitarna+pomo%C4%87+%2228.+juna%22+u+Gra%C4%8Danici.html

Novosti http://www.novosti.rs/vesti/planeta.301.html:386100-Pomoc-dijaspore-od-15-miliona-dolara-stigla-na-Kosovo

Pravda http://www.pravda.rs/2012/06/28/pomoc-dijaspore-od-15-milion-dolara-stigla-na-kosovo/

Tanjug http://www.tanjug.rs/novosti/48558/pomoc-dijaspore-od-1-5-miliona--stigla-na-kosmet.htm

Telegraf http://www.telegraf.rs/vesti/268437-milion-i-po-dolara-humanitarne-pomoci-stiglo-na-kosovo

Vesti http://www.vesti.rs/Kosovo/Pomoc-dijaspore-od-1-5-milion-dolara-stigla-na-Kosovo-2.html

Press http://pressonline.rs/sr/vesti/vesti_dana/story/229283/Pomo%C4%87+dijaspore+od+1,5+milion+dolara+stigla+na+Kosovo.html

RTV http://www.rtv.rs/sr_lat/drustvo/donacija-od-1-5-miliona-dolara-za-gracanicu_328061.html

BK Televizija http://bktvnews.com/pomoc-dijaspore-od-15-milion-dolara-stigla-na-kosovo/

Kurir http://www.kurir-info.rs/pomoc-dijaspore-od-15-milion-dolara-stigla-na-kosovo-clanak-294649

Nezavisne Novine http://www.nezavisne.com/novosti/ex-yu/Pomoc-dijaspore-stigla-na-Kosovo-147348.html

Međunarodni radio Srbija http://glassrbije.org/%C4%8Dlanak/pomo%C4%87-dijaspore-od-15-milion-dolara-stigla-na-kim

Radio KIM http://www.radiokim.net/vesti/pomoc-dijaspore-od-15-miliona-dolara-stigla-na-kosovo.html

Svedok http://www.svedok.rs/index.asp?show=82017

Srpska Dijaspora http://www.srpskadijaspora.info/vest.asp?id=16917

Boston Globe http://finance.boston.com/boston/news/read/21704085/$1.5m_of_humanitarian_aid_arrives_in_kosovo

Monday, July 9, 2012

28. Jun presentation at the 4th Annual Serbian Youth Conference



28. Jun spokeswoman Ana Pavlovic gave a presentation detailing past accomplishments and future plans of the organization at the 4th Annual Serbian Youth Conference in Milton, ON. 28. Jun also had a heavy presence at Serb Day in Niagara, ON over Vidovdan weekend where 500 flyers of the new 'Srpske zemlje, Srpski rod' project were distributed.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

$1.5M of Humanitarian Aid Arrives in Kosovo, Announcing New Project to Send $5M



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

$1.5M of Humanitarian Aid Arrives in Kosovo, Announcing New Project to Send $5M

New York, New York, June 28, 2012 – The Serbian diaspora organization, 28.Jun, today announced the arrival of $1.5 million worth of aid to Gracanica, Kosovo and the successful conclusion of the global 'Boj za Kosovo' campaign. The 9-month long initiative witnessed Serbian communities in over 80 cities across 30 different countries unite in a joint effort to send humanitarian assistance to their homeland. Gracanica's Health Center voiced their appreciation in a statement issued on their website: "The Medical Center Gracanica would like to express their gratitude to 28.Jun for their donation of medicine, medical equipment, surgical materials, and clothing in the value of $1.5 million intended for our health facilities...we are also thankful to all people of goodwill who participated in this 28.Jun-organized humanitarian action".

The 40 ft., 11,000 lbs. container, holding medical supplies of over 3,000 individual items, is currently being processed by the director of Health and Social Protection of Gracanica, Bojan Todorovic, and his team. He elaborated on the situation, "The goods are inside Kosovo and are being processed in customs in accordance with standard procedures. The large quantity of items is making the process take longer than usual but we are doing a thorough job and are extremely thankful for the aid, which will be hugely valued by the people of Gracanica...Bojan Stojanovic, the mayor of Gracanica, made it his priority to oversee the safe delivery of the aid to the people in need and extended an invitation to 28.Jun president, Filip Filipi, to visit Gracnica so as to personally express his gratitude to the organization". The health facilities in Gracanica are responsible for providing medical assistance to the 40,000 Serbs living in isolated enclaves south of the Ibar River.

Encouraged by the success of the 'Boj za Kosovo' campaign, 28.Jun chose the Serbian holiday of Vidovdan to announce an even more ambitious project: 'Srpske zemlje, Srpski rod'. The new initiative aims to send $5 million in humanitarian aid to Serbian people in Serbia, Republika Srpska, Montenegro, Kosovo and Krajina. Three containers, each valuing $1.5 million, will be sent to Serbia, Republika Srpska and Montenegro. Children’s hospitals and refugee shelters are the main candidates to receive the aid in Serbia and Repubilka Srpska while medical centers in regions where the vast majority of the population declared themselves as Serbian are being explored in Montenegro.

Additional aid in the value of $500,000 will be sent to Serbs in Northern Kosovo and
Krajina. Extensive surveying has been conducted to determine how to best engage the diaspora and fundraisers are now planned in over 100 cities around the globe where sizable Serbian communities reside. Donations have been pledged by numerous Serbian athletes, celebrities, and businesses. "No one believed we could obtain so much aid and deliver it to Southern Kosovo, yet we overcame every obstacle imaginable. Now that we have proven ourselves, we hope Serbs worldwide recognize that 28.Jun is doing something truly special and that our causes are worthy of their support," stated 28.Jun President, Filip Filipi.

About 28.Jun

Merely a year after having been founded, 28.Jun has emerged as the predominant Serbian diaspora organization. Boasting over 25,000 fans on Facebook and over 12,000 followers on Twitter, the young organization has received the support of the Serbian Orthodox Church as well as Serbian athletes, singers, and business owners. 28.Jun is a student-driven Serbian organization engaged in political, social and philanthropic functions pertaining to Serbian interests. Previous campaigns have included the boycott of the Chelsea Handler program as part of an anti-defamation initiative following her xenophobic comments about Serbia. Similarly, 28.Jun objected to the demonetization of Serbs propagated by Angelina Jolie's film "In the Land of Blood and Honey" and played a significant role in the cancellation of her film release in Serbia.

For more information on how to help please visit: http://28jun.org

Contact Details:



28. Jun Press:
+38.165.522.2230

Gracanica Medical Center:
+38.604.971.9192

Gracanica Municipality: 
+386.49.776.565 
bojan038@yahoo.com


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SAOPŠTENJE ZA JAVNOST

1,5 Miliona Dolara Humanitarne Robe Stiglo na Kosovo, Najavljen Novi Projekat Humanitarne Pomoći Vredan 5 Miliona Dolara

Nju Jork, Nju Jork, 28. jun, 2012 – Organizacija Srpske dijaspore “28 Jun” je danas objavila da je 1,5 miliona dolara humanitarne pomoći stiglo u Gračanicu, Kosovo i uspešan završetak svetske ‘Boj za Kosovo’ kampanje. Ova inicijativa je za devet meseci spojila Srpske zajednice širom 30 zemalja i 80 gradova u zajedničkom cilju slanja humanitarne pomoći u otadžbinu. Dom Zdravlja Gračanica je izrazio svoju zahvalnost u izjavi koja je objavljena na njihovoj internet stranici: „Dom Zdravlja Gračanica želi da se zahvali organizaciji 28.Jun za donaciju lekova, medicinske opreme, hirurškog materijala i odeće u vrednosti od 1,5 miliona dolara koja je namenjena našoj zdravstvenoj ustanovi. Takođe se zahvaljujemo svim ljudima dobre volje koji su učestvovali u ovoj humanitarnoj akciji organizacije 28.Jun.“

Kontejner od 12 metara i 4.95 tona sadr
ži 3,000 pojedinačnih artikala i trenutno se procesuje sa strane Direktora Zdravstvene i Društvene Zaštite, Bojana Todorovica i njegove ekipe. On je objasnio situaciju: „Roba se nalazi na Kosovu i u toku je procesovanje na carini u skladu sa standardnom procedurom. Velika količina artikala čini proces znatno dužim ali se posao temeljno obavlja i veoma smo zahvalni za pomoć koja će mnogo značiti ljudima u Gračanici…Bojan Stojanovic, Gradonačelnik Gračanice, je naglasio da mu je prioritet nadgledanje bezbedne dostave humanitarne pomoći ljudima kojima je potrebna i uručio je poziv predsedniku organizacije 28.Jun, Filipu Filipi da poseti Gračanicu kako bi se lično zahvalio organizaciji 28.Jun.“ Zdravstvene ustanove u Gračanici su odgovorne za pružanje medicinske pomoći za 40.000 Srba koji žive u izolovanim enklavama južno od reke Ibar.

Ohrabreni uspehom kampanje „Boj za Kosovo“, 28.Jun je izabrao Srpski praznik Vidovdan da objavi
čak ambiciozniji projekat- 'Srpske Zemlje, Srpski Rod“. Cilj nove inicijative je da sakupi i pošalje 5 miliona dolara humanitarne pomoći Srbima u Srbiji,
Republici Srpskoj, Crnoj Gori, Kosovu i Krajini. Tri kontejnera, svaki vredan 1,5 miliona dolara, će biti poslati u Srbiju, Republiku Srpsku i Crnu Goru. Dečije bolnice i skloništa za izbeglice su glavni kandidati za prijem humanitarne pomoći u Srbiji i Republici Srpskoj, dok su zdravstvene ustanove u regionima gde je većina populacije deklarisana kao Srpska mogući kandidati u Crnoj Gori. Dodatna pomoć u vrednosti od 500.000 dolara će biti poslata Srbima na severu Kosova i u Krajini.
 

Obimno anketiranje je obavljeno kako bi se utvrdio najbolji način da se aktivira dijaspora i humanitarne manifestacije za prikupljanje pomoći se planiraju u više od 100 gradova širom sveta u kojima boravi značajan broj Srpske zajednice. Donacijama su doprineli i brojni sportisti iz Srbije, poznate ličnosti i kompanije. „Niko nije verovao da bismo mogli da prikupimo toliku donaciju i da je dostavimo ali smo prevazišli svaku moguću prepreku. Sada smo se dokazali i nadamo se da će Srbi širom sveta prepoznati ovo što 28.Jun radi kao nešto što je zaista posebno i da ovakvi slučajevi i humanitarne akcije zaslužuju njihovu podršku.“ Izjavio je predsednik 28.Jun-a, Filip Filipi.

O Organizaciji 28.Jun

U roku od samo godinu dana nakon osnovanja, 28.Jun je postala predominantna organizacija srpske dijaspore. Sa impresivnih 25.000 fanova na Facebook-u i 12.000 pratilaca na Twitter-u, ova mlada organizacija je dobila podršku od Srpske Pravoslavne Crkve kao i mnogih sportista, poznatih ličnosti i uticajnih poslovnih ljudi. 28.Jun je studentska organizacija koja se bavi političkiim, društvenim i filantropskim funkcijama u skladu sa interesima Srbije.  Primeri ranijih kampanja su bojkot programa Čelsi Handler kao deo kampanje protiv klevetanja nakon njenih ksenofobičnih komentara na račun Srbije. 28.Jun je takođe na slican način protestvovao protiv demonizacije Srba koja je propagirana filmom Andželina Džoli „U Zemlji Krvi i Meda“ i imao je značajnu ulogu u otkazivanju premijere filma u Srbiji.

Za dodatne informacije o tome kako mo
žete da pomognete molimo da posetite: http://28jun.org/donations

Podaci za kontakte:


28.Jun:
+38.165.522.2230

Dom Zdravlja Gračanica:
+38.604.971.9192

Opština Gračanica:
+386.49.776.565 
 bojan038@yahoo.com


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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

28. Jun diaspora survey results





As our first major humanitarian project 'Boj za Kosovo' is nearing a successful conclusion with the imminent arrival of $1.5 million worth of medical aid to Kosovo, we are already preparing for our next initiative. The engagement of the Serbian Diaspora when pertaining to Serbian interests was interpreted through an 18 question survey in which the participants answered questions relevant to their demographic reality as well as their knowledge on the political situation in Serbia. The data compiled from the extensive research was also used to furnish answers which help explain the dynamic of the Serbian Diaspora in relation to philanthropic functions. Additionally, it helped determine what specific demographics need to be targeted when engaging in humanitarian endeavors. This was among the most thorough and accurate surveys ever conducted on the Serbian Diaspora and the data collected will greatly assist in the effectiveness of our next project. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who participated.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

28. Jun campaign picking up steam



Student organization 28. Jun, renowned for sending $1.5 million worth of medical aid to Kosovo, is gaining media momentum with increased support from international press and Serbian athletes and celebrities. In his interview with Serbian national TV station RTS, Filip Filipi, president of 28.Jun stated “we plan to strengthen our organization by gathering supporters on a global scale and sending out two more containers of aid, one for Serbia and one for Republika Srpska.  In the meantime, our priority lies in securing financial resources to make all of this happen”. The story also made the cover of Vesti, the most widely-read publication in the Serbian diaspora.

28.Jun also received support via social media, most notably from tennis world champ Novak Djokovic, NBA legend Vlade Divac, Oscar-nominated director Emir Kusturica and rap super group Beogradski Sindikat. 28.Jun is a student-driven Serbian organization engaged in political, social and philanthropic functions pertaining to Serbian interests as well as a supporter of refugees, internally displaced and abandoned people. For more details or if you wish to donate to support our cause, please visit http://28jun.org/donations/

Monday, April 2, 2012

Media reaction to 'Boj za Kosovo'

BELGRADE - The Serb diaspora organization 28. Jun has organized a global awareness campaign and donation drive which resulted in the shipment of medical supplies worth over USD 1.5 million to the Gracanica Medical Center in Kosovo.

According to the 28. Jun website, the aid container left the port of Seattle (USA), on March 12, where 28. Jun and is currently en route to Thessaloniki, Greece where it will be offloaded and then transported by truck through Macedonia and to Gracanica. The container is scheduled to reach Gracanica's Medical Center just before Serbian Easter on April 15.

The extensive effort spanned over 6 months, 28. Jun President Filip Filipi said, uniting Serb communities in over 80 cities across 30 different countries around the world. FULL STORY

The Serbian media extensively covered 28. Jun's shipment of aid to Serbs in Kosovo. The story had widespread circulation and we are very grateful for the coverage our intiative has received. Below are a few of the more prominent media outlets that picked up the story:

RTS http://www.rts.rs/page/rts/sr/RTS+Satelit/story/1518/SAT+vesti/1070360/Pomo%C4%87+od+milion+i+po+dolara+na+putu+za+Gra%C4%8Danicu.html

RTV http://www.rtv.rs/sr_lat/drustvo/gracanici-1-5-miliona-dolara-od-srpske-dijaspore_308785.html

Pravda http://www.pravda.rs/2012/03/26/filip-filipi-pomaze-srbima-na-kosovu/

Novosti http://www.novosti.rs/vesti/planeta.301.html:372426-Gracanici-15-miliona-dolara-od-srpske-dijaspore

Mondo http://www.mondo.rs/s238611/Info/Hronika_i_Drustvo/Od_dijaspore_za_Gracanicu_15_miliona_dolara_.html

Tanjug http://www.tanjug.rs/news/36819/serb-diaspora-sends-usd-1-5-mil-to-gracanica.htm

Vesti http://www.vesti.rs/Estrada/Filip-Filipi-salje-1-5-miliona-dolara-na-Kosovo.html

Novinar http://www.novinar.de/2012/03/27/zdravstvenim-ustanovama-na-kosovu-pomoc-od-milion-i-po-dolara.html

Radio KIM http://www.radiokim.net/vesti/zdravstvenim-ustanovama-na-kosovu-pomoc-od-milion-i-po-dolara.html

Serbia Times http://serbia-times.com/times/4018-serb-diaspora-sends-usd-15-mil-to-gracanica

Dnevne Novine http://dnevnenovine.rs/vesti/od-dijaspore-za-gracanicu-15-miliona-dolara-2/