Friday, 24 July 2020

Ledo Donates More Than 750,000 Kuna to Croatian Red Cross

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 23rd of July, 2020, as part of the "Take Me Home/Ponesi me doma" campaign, the much loved Croatian ice cream brand Ledo raised more than 750,000 kuna for the Croatian Red Cross "Your gift for the right thing/Vas dar za pravu stvar" humanitarian action intended for the most needy members of the community.

The campaign lasted from May the 8th to June the 7th, 2020, and during that period, Ledo donated two kuna from the sale of each Quattro ice cream in a package of 1650 ml. With the collected amount, Ledo will help as many as 3,000 families by providing basic foodstuffs.

"We'd like to thank the company Ledo, which recognised the Croatian Red Cross as an organisation that cares for thousands of people in need throughout Croatia every day. Unfortunately, the number of people who need help with basic foodstuffs is growing and it is the task of all of us not to forget these people and to give them a helping hand," said Robert Markt, executive president of the Croatian Red Cross.

These funds will enable the purchase and distribution of food packages to those who are most need across the country. One package worth 250 kuna is enough for two weeks, and contains food for two people such as salt, flour, oil, sugar, rice, pasta, soup in a bag with canned fish and meat.

Given that more than 8,000 families in the Republic of Croatia don't have a daily meal, with this campaign with the Quattro brand as their favourite family ice cream, Ledo wanted to raise awareness of this problem and encourage citizens to show their solidarity.

“Since Quattro is synonymous with family, we wanted to make a difference with this favourite ice cream and contribute to the most needy members of the community. Being able to help as many as 3,000 families is truly a great pleasure. We're happy that with our "Take me home" campaign, we were able to provide a feeling of warmth and a family home to those who need that the most, and at the same time, encourage consumers to spread solidarity and a sense of togetherness,'' said Ivan Babić, President of Ledo.

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Monday, 20 July 2020

Croatian Red Cross to Provide Financial Aid to Owners of Quake-Damaged Homes

ZAGREB, July 20, 2020 - The Croatian Red Cross will donate HRK 2 million to residents whose homes were severely damaged in the 22 March earthquake that hit Zagreb and northwestern Croatia.

Applications for financial aid can be submitted from 21 July to 17 August.

Aid can be sought by owners of properties declared unfit for use provided that such applicants also meet some other social criteria that make them eligible. For instance, single parents with a minimum gross monthly wage of HRK 4,062 or pensioners with a pension allowance of less than 2,000 per member of their household are eligible for aid.

The two million kunas for this purpose was raised through donations from private individuals, companies, and international organisations.

More information is available at 

(€1 = HRK 7.5)

Friday, 3 April 2020

Amway Donates Makes Generous Donation to Croatian Red Cross

One amazing thing the ongoing coronavirus epidemic is doing is bringing out all of the big hearts across the world out of the woodwork, and from places you wouldn't have imagined. Many companies have made generous donations to health institutions, associations and hospitals across Croatia, and Amway is yet another to show it cares about the incredible crisis the country and the rest of the world now finds itself in - by donating to the Croatian Red Cross.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 2nd of April, 2020, Amway, which operates across almost seventy markets worldwide, has laid the foundation for the fight against the coronavirus outbreak, with a total donation of 110,000 US dollars.

On top of that, a generous donation to the Croatian Red Cross of 2.5 thousand euros is foreseen for the Republic of Croatia in its fight against the spread of COVID-19. The funds will be used for activities to prevent the spread of the virus and to eliminate the increasingly negative effects of the epidemic.

Under the slogan ''Together we can! Amway to fight the COVID-19 virus,'' Amway will support local communities in the countries where it operates located across Europe and down in South Africa.

The COVID-19 virus pandemic has engaged the entire world in the fight against its spread, with as many people as possible making themselves available to help doctors, nurses, scientists and epidemiologists around the world battling to put a stop to its exponential spread. Many citizens have already made their contribution to research and healthcare. Amway has made it clear that it wants to help overcome this global health crisis with its donations.

In addition to the aforementioned donation, Amway Croatia has invited all of its registered users to join in their initiative and contribute themselves. You can donate 7.50 US dollars to the Amway Portal to help fight the COVID-19 virus together, and you're free to opt in to the campaign by April the 20th, 2020.

Follow our dedicated section for rolling information and updates on coronavirus in Croatia.

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