An earthquake of significant and devastating magnitude struck Petrinja and surrounding regions in Croatia on December 29, 2020. Residents were injured and extensive damage to family homes, churches, educational centers, businesses, and public buildings has been reported. The injuries and displacement of people from their homes imposed by this natural disaster, coupled with the unprecedented situation caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, has resulted in a critical need for funding to assist the citizens of Croatia as all efforts are made to protect their safety and well-being.
Responding to the great need of our brothers and sisters in Croatia, the CFU Executive Board has initiated an Earthquake Relief Fund by earmarking $5,000.00 to start the drive and has issued immediate humanitarian appeal to our membership and friends of the CFU to assist the people of Croatia. Additionally, the three members of the Executive Board have each pledged their own contributions of $200.00 thereby raising the initial total to $5,600.00.