At approximately 12:20 PM CET on 29 December 2020, an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 Mw hit the Sisak-Moslavina County, Croatia. The felt intensity was estimated at VIII (Heavily damaging) to IX (Destructive) on the European macroseismic scale. This was only a day after an earthquake of 5.2 Mw struck the same region and caused significant damage. The quake could be felt across the Balkans, and was the strongest to hit Croatia in 2020, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
In the region, which has suffered a lot in all the wars, hundreds of families have lost their homes. All the buildings are damaged and many collapsed. Glina is also the place with the largest number of deaths – out of seven fatalities five were in Majske Poljane.
The aftershocks have been relentless (the strongest of which had a magnitude of 4.8 M), forcing the citizens to seek shelter in tents, trailers and containers. Many spent several nights in cars, gathering around bonfires to keep warm during the rainy winter nights.
Among a number of families who have lost their homes in Glina and its surroundings is the Slijepčević family – mother Radojka with her two daughters Dragoslava and Mirela, along with their pets and livestock.
Their already run down wooden house is now damaged beyond repair, while the stable which was home to sheep, chickens and turkeys – their only source of income, is now non-existent, as can be seen from the photos.
The road to recovery will be long, much like the muddy path leading to their once home. We have decided to take matters into our own hands and build Radojka, Dragoslava, Mirela, and their animals a new home they deserve.
To build a small house and a stable or, alternatively, to buy the family a property closer to the town infrastructure (water, sewage system, electricity).
Every single euro contributed to this campaign will be traceable and accounted for. Periodic updates will be sent to donors and published on GoGetFunding.
The funds will be managed by the founders of this campaign, in close cooperation with Dragoslava Slijepčević and her family every step of the way.
We will secure a safe and transparent use of funds by ensuring that they cannot be used without the signatures of the three signatories.
WHO WE ARE
We are a group of family friends and retired air-traffic controllers united in our mission to help the Slijepčević family.