Tuesday, June 10, 2014

28. Jun closer to sending plane with 100 tons of aid



Another $33,000 is needed to transport $1.5 million worth of aid, including donated items from Gatorade, Target, Walmart and more

TORONTO, ON (June 10, 2014) – The current Balkan state of emergency due to massive, unprecedented flooding and landslides has sprung American and Canadian Serbs into action. More than 200 tons of humanitarian aid, valued at over $1.5 million, is now ready to ship to partners at the Red Cross of Serbia to distribute to the thousands of flood victims in need of food, clothing and hygiene products. An airline which specializes in the transportation of cargo, has offered to fly 100 tons of the most urgent aid directly into Belgrade at a highly discounted rate of $100,000.

Humanitarian not-for-profit organization, 28. Jun, collected $67,000 in donations since announcing the call to action last week. Another $33,000 is needed to get the plane in the air. The 28. Jun gathered product donations from the public as well as brands including Gatorade, Target, Walmart and Huggies and Canadian brands including Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall and Loblaw’s. The 28. Jun and the Red Cross of Serbia are working together to provide humanitarian aid to the flood victims of Serbia and Bosnia.

"We know that in times like these, an average person is not able to donate $1,000 but they are more likely able to donate in material aid or services," said Filip Filipi, president of the organization 28. Jun. "Additionally, corporate donors are more likely to donate goods. This is why our organization initially focused on collecting donated material aid." This type of initiative proved to be successful. More than 200 tons of aid valued at $1.5 million has been donated. "Now, our focus is now to collect monetary funds to be able to transport the aid to those in need," Filipi concluded. The 28. Jun has been in regular contact with the Red Cross of Serbia to ensure the first 100 tons of aid contains the most crucial items.

The remaining aid, classified as non-urgent, will be shipped by boat at a later date. Together with Red Cross of Serbia, the organization has arranged volunteers in the effected areas to distribute the aid to those in need. "We urge those in the United States and Canada to donate so we get this important plane in the air and we urge those in Serbia to help distribute the aid once it gets there," Filipi said. "We cannot do this alone. This is a team effort." Donations can be made via Paypal at www.28jun.org. For more details regarding this humanitarian effort, visit www.28jun.org.

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About Organization 28 Jun Organization 28. Jun (www.28jun.org) is a registered non-profit organization engaged in humanitarian, social and philanthropic functions. The organization works closely with the Red Cross of Serbia and the Serbian Government to provide humanitarian aid to vulnerable people of Serbia and Bosnia. To date, it has sent over 50 tons of aid, helping over a million people. The people of Serbia and Bosnia are now in dire need and 28. Jun is working tirelessly to provide relief at this time of devastation.



  
Jos 33,000 dolara je neophodno kako bi se poslala pomoc u vrednosti od 1,5milion dolara ukljucujuci i stvari donirane od Gatorade, Target, Walmarta i drugih.


Toronto, ON (Jun 10 2014)- Trenutna vanredna situacija na Balkanu izazvana nepredvidjenim poplavama i klizistima je ujedinila americke i kanadske Srbe u akciju za pomoc. Vise od 200 tona humanitarne pomoci, vredne preko 1,5 milion dolara je sada spremna da se posalje partnerima u Crvenom Krstu Srbije kako bi se podelila hiljadama ljudi pogodjenim poplavama kojima je neophodna hrana,odeca i higijenski proizvodi. Jedna avio kompanija koja je specijalizovana za prevoz tereta je ponudila da prenese 100 tona najpotrebnije pomoci, direktno u Beograd po povoljnoj ceni od 100,000 dolara.

Humanitarna nevladina organizacija 28.jun je sakupila 67,000 dolara u donacijama tokom protekle nedelje kada je i objavila poziv za pomoc. Preostalih 33,000 je neophodno kako bi avion odleteo. 28.jun organizacija je skupila pomoc i od brendova kao sto su Gatorade, Target, Walmart, Huggies i kanadskih brendova kao sto su Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall and Loblaw's. 28.jun i Crveni Krst Srbije rade zajedno kako bi omogucili humanitarnu pomoc zrtvama poplava u Srbiji i Bosni.

"Mi znamo da u trenutcima kao sto su ovi, prosecan covek nije u mogucnosti da donira 1,000 dolara vec da je pre u mogucnosti da pomogne u vidu davanja odece ili usluga, rekao je Filip Filipi predsednik organizacije 28.Jun. "Korporacijski donatori uglavnom daju pomoc u stvarima, zato se nasa organizacija fokusirala na prikupljanje ove vrste pomoci. Ovaj tip inicijative se pokazao kao uspesnim. Vise od 200tona humanitarne pomoci u vrednosti od preko 1,5 milion dolara je prikupljen. "Sada nas fokus bice usmeren na realizaciju transporta te pomoci onima kojima je neophodna" Filipi je zakljucio. 28. Jun je bio u stalnom kontaktu sa Crvenim Krstom Srbije kako bi se uverio da prvih 100 tona pomoci sadrze sve najpotrebnije stvari.

Preostala pomoc odredjena kao u ovom trenutku ne najpotrebnija bice prevezena brodom, kasnije. Zajedno sa Crvenim Krstom Srbije organizacija je odredila volontere u pogodjenim podrucijima koji ce deliti pomoc ugrozenima. Obracamo se za pomoc ljudima u Americi i Kanadi da doniraju kako bi ovaj avion sa najhitnijim stvarima poleteo i apelujemo na ljude u Srbiji da pomognu prilikom podele kako bi pomoc stigla do najugrozenijih," kaze Filipi. "Mi ne mozemo ovo da uradimo sami. Ovo je timski rad." Donacije mogu biti poslate putem Paypala na www.28jun.org. Za vise informacija vezanih za ovaj humanitrani poduhvat posetite www.28jun.org.

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Organizacija 28.jun je registrovana kao neprofitabilna organizacija koja je posvecena humanitarnoj, socijalnoj i filantropskoj pomoci. Organizacija blisko saradjuje sa Crvenim Krstom Srbije i Vladom Srbije kako bi pomoc stigla do pogodjenih i nastradalih ljudi Bosne i Srbije. Do danas organizacija je poslala preko 50 tona pomoci, i tako pomogla preko milion ljudi. Stanovnistvo Srbije i Bosne su sada na prvom mestu i zato 28.jun radi bez prestanka kako bi im pomogla.