Croatian Catholic Mission in Berlin Raises €500,000 for Earthquake Relief

By 21 January 2021

ZAGREB, 21 January 2021 - The Croatian Catholic Mission (HKM) in Berlin has collected close to half a million euro in earthquake relief for the Banovina region.

During the mission's fund-raiser for earthquake relief for Petrinja, Sisak and Glina, €427,000 was collected, of which €315,000 was paid via PayPal, €93,605 was paid into the mission's bank account and €18,500 was collected in cash, the Mission said.

This does not include a donation of 10 container homes valued at around €30,000 and 1,000 family packages with essential commodities valued at about €35,000.

"We are currently obtaining hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers..." the mission said, adding that the funds collected would not be used for that purpose except possibly for transport costs if that was not resolved in some other way.

"Now, fast and quality aid for the most vulnerable follows. We will have information about all end-users and if necessary, we will publish information on each centre," HKM said on its web site.