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