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SERBS FO SERBS

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Monthly Report No 3 September, 2010

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS Website: www.SerbsForSerbs.org E-Mail: Office@SerbsForSerbs.org


Monthly Report Dear friends and donors, Charity organization Serbs for Serbs have finally registered in the state of Illinois in United States by the group of the Serbian youth. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs is currently in the process of applying for a 501(c)3 non-profit organization status. We registered organization in Jun 2010 and we have already started working and began raising donations for our first small project providing humanitarian aid for Serbian children and people living in Kosovo and Metohija villages. Since this is our fresh start in the United States please excuse us for any difficulties and mistakes that we make in the beginning.

About Us The mission of Charity organization Serbs for Serbs is to affect on consciousness of Americans, Serbs and their friends through planned projects, social and humanitarian activities in order to develop and foster better society for future generations and provide aid for underprivileged families in need. Although there are many humanitarian organizations and associations, help often doesn't reach the most jeopardized. Due to unnecessary administration, missing information and slow decision making, the delivery of aid arrives too late to the final consumers, or not at all. It is a sad and embarrassing, but true fact that more than 18.000 children daily die around the world because of starvation and malnutrition. There, among us, the blind and deaf. We are witnesses of the bad demographic situation of our nation, decreasing natality, increasing number of singles, abortions, accelerated aging of the population and generally bad economic

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condition of the households in Serbia, Republic of Srpska and Montenegro and other countries in the Balkan. An average couple has "fallen" on one child. Analysts warn that Serbs will become a minority in its own country in the following century if the nation, individuals and government don't wake up from the nescient in which they've fallen! On the other hand, nobody is talking about the families with many children which grieve by living in bitter poverty. Occupied by their everyday struggle for survival, they are being humbly in their desire for implementing rights which belong to them. Their life stories, fears and problems are identical, but almost invisible and unheard in order to gain the attention of the public, media and even state. That's why the idea of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs arose. Organization was formed by a group of young and trustful people, who are united by the common vision of helping families blessed by many children and who are aware of the fact that even a small help means a lot for those who don't live in a material excess. We are united by the humane idea to help the poorest part of the Serbian nation. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs try to revive the spiritless energy of the Serbian Diaspora which would be able to reinforce people of Serbian heritage as well as all good people throughout the world with minimal, but constant monthly donations. We hope and believe that there is also a grain of doing good and that you will join us in the endless struggle against poverty. God bless and save all Serbian families with many children and our honored donors who participate in the noble effort to return smile on children faces. CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE! www.SerbsforSerbs.org


Monthly Report Ambition

The mission of Charity organization Serbs for Serbs is to affect on consciousness of Serbian people through our projects and humanitarian activities, in order to develop better society for future generations.

Why Serbs for Serbs? We wanted to alleviate impaired spirit of Serbian people in togetherness and brotherhood help through humanitarian work and social aid.

Who do we help? We help Serbian families who live in the Balkans, have five or more children and live in terrible poverty.

How do we define “terrible poverty�? Under terrible poverty we define absence of one or more basic factors required for living: food, clothes, shoes, and safe space for living.

Why do we help? We believe that there is a basic need for one human (or a group) to help others in distress. A help is not only human virtue but also a Christian responsibility. By focusing our help on families with many children, we directly affect on their stirring toward becoming independent from socialdependable government programs. Indirectly, we want to affect on birth rate of Serbian people that has been in great decline in last 20 years.

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What are our long term goals? - family is ready to support itself daily and manage to pay all required expenses and bills - their children are encouraged to continue with school and raising their own family - our donors are satisfied with the activities and they are ready to help other families - our organization is satisfied with the results - family is ready in the future to become our donor and if necessary help other families that are in need of help Who do we need in organization? We need members and donors that will secure financial stability through supporting our programs and activities in the future. Donors may join our daily activities within the organization in order to coordinate our work better. We also need volunteers ready to donate several hours per week for actual work within the organization. Activities of volunteers and their specific tasks would be determined by the required projects and their personal interest. From that group of volunteers we would look for future leaders of organization.


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www.SrbizaSrbe.us 2010 Saturday's

morning,

representatives

of

the

Organization went along with our great friend Petko

We purchased a house for family Danjek

Koprivica, longtime TV Backa eminent journalist and the daily newspaper Politika, to take the last scheduled payment of 1500 Euros to buy a home seller was Lazar Jaksic also from the village. After receiving the signed certificate from Lazar we are coming into the house of the family Danjek as the first guests now officially in their new home! However, even though the house itself was built more than 80 years, it is certainly a new hope and a new beginning in life of this anguished Serbian family and especially Sasha Danjek head of the family.

Report: Stefan JeÄ?menica / PHOTO GALLERY / / ACCOUNTS and confirmation On the day dedicated to St. John the Baptist 11th September, from Belgrade this trip started team of four ,members of Charity organization Serbs for Serbs ,our destination Ravno Selo Village (Flat village) (municipalities of Vrbas), where we successfully completed another major project planned by organization for the current 2010. Seven-member family Danjek received today in the permanent property an old house in Ravno Selo- Village, where faith is slowly returning to normal and peaceful life. House and property were paid a total of 4500 Euros, of which our organization provides 3,000

Visually happy children waited for us impatiently outside the

Euros. And this time, the biggest thanks goes to our donors

house, along with parents Sasa and Smiljka and grandmother

throughout the world who support another action in a series of

Jelisavkom. For children we have modest gifts in the form of

successful humanitarian projects!

candy. Sasa , as always, very warmly welcomed us and host us. In a friendly conversation, family Danjek repeatedly was thankful for our help. Unfortunately, grandmother Jelisavka left her treatment of cancer in Novi Sad, in order to be with the children while Sasa work. To remind, Sasa, with almost 20 years went from Backa peaceful village on the first line of battle in Herzegovina where the next four years of selfless struggle and sacrifice on almost all fronts to defend the Serbian people.


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On the way back to Belgrade,we stop by the monastery Kovilj, the endowment of St. Sava in the 13th century. It was built for the glory and honor of the Holy Archangels Michael When Shiptar/Albanians started terrorist attacks in Kosovo

and Gabriel. The current monastery church was built in the

and Metohija, Sasha rushed again to put an end to worldwide

Serbian-Byzantine style. After burning candles, we start our

injustice and participates in the defense of his Fatherland and

way to Belgrade more motivated to help vulnerable Serbian

holy Serbian land. Only ten years later, the same country and

families and wake up of the Serbian people, in our

the vast majority of Serbian people turning their back when

neighborhood and around the world.

Sasha and his family needed protection, assistance and brotherly hand. But not us!

Just before the end of our friendship Family Danjek presented an proposal that we could not refuse. In fact, they insisted that our organization be godfather at the baptism of their children. Kumstvo we are pleased to accept! After a short interview to TV Backa we left family Danjek and move towards Belgrade.

With faith in God,

The light at the end of the tunnel is much closer now, unlike the period a year ago. Our organization has promised Danjek family to provide animals for breeding when the conditions are.

Stefan JeÄ?menica


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We have made a bathroom for family Krunić We continue the project for Ekmečić family

After we successfully completed project buying a family house in village Ravno Selo, Vrbas for Danjek family, humanitarian organizations Serbs for Serbs continue with a gradual implementation of large projects, because of its huge financial needs it require a certain amount of time to complete. Next big project is to help with the purchase of tractors and machinery for cultivating the land for the family Ekmečić

Report:

Dobrina

Kusmuk

/

PHOTO

GALLERY

/

Prebilovci in Herzegovina. Krunić Jovan (8 years) and Jovana (6 years) living in Kasindol (Eastern Ilidza) with father (Rade/he is physically disabled) Currently we collected 800 Euros for this project, this month

and brother Dalibor (21 years). Mother abandoned them and

we will add another 400 Euros in a special fund our

brother, Zarko (22 years) long time ago moved with

organization for this project. It currently comprises a total of

grandparents, he spends most of his time in the woods

1,200 Euros collected. The general goal is to collect 9,000

working on the difficult tasks because it is the only thing the

Euros with which would certainly provide an excellent tractor.

youth of this country manages to find as the only source of

After that order, in cooperation with the family, local

income.

businesses and our donors throughout the world tried to assist

Because Rade is are not able to take care of them, Dalibor is

in providing additional Ekmečić machinery necessary to

the only person who can help kids, but since he has no

process a large area of land currently in the weeds and not in

permanent work it is very hard for him to managed to feed

use. All owners of land in Prebilovci willing to give their land

them. Center for Social Work East Ilidza often helps but that

to the use and processing to Ekmečić without having (or

is not enough in a family where there is absolutely no income

almost

except

no

conditions.)

for

occasional

Dalibor’s

daily

paid

jobs.

Dalibor is trying hard to help children and prevent social This is so far the largest and financially most demanding

worker to take them from family home. Since the house is

project that we started. All projects so far have been

unfinished, they do not have bathrooms so that children are

successfully implemented before schedule, and so with God's

sick of the mite, which forced Dalibor to realize that children

help we believe that and this grand project will successfully

do not maintain proper hygiene and seek someone who will

brought to an end.

help him with a bathroom. So the director of the Center came to

us

asking

how

we

can

help.

Since our organization this summer in addition to the regular big actions in Krajina and Kosovo, started two major projects (buying houses and tractors Danjecima/ Ekmečić) and all this after action for Pavlovic family


Monthly Report (we help them to complete the house) For Krunić family we have tried to finish this action at the local level so we don’t overload

the

already

www.SrbizaSrbe.us 2010 Serbs for Serbs in action on the holly Serbian Land

planned.

How ESTIMATES of private shops specializing in bathroom amounted to almost 3,000 KM, we gave up right at the beginning of it and went to look for donors to help us in the material.

Report: Milos Markovic / PHOTO / / ACCOUNTS /

NO SURRENDER! These are for the Kosovo Serbs two very Aware of the fact that the manual work and labor in any case have to paid, between colleagues at work I have assembled a 490 KM. We hereby thank everyone again, especially as these same people supported the campaign about family Ćodo. Since that money was spent to labor 400 KM and the rest is left

to

the

necessities

that

were

lacking.

large and difficult words. It was hard to use words and pictures to describe how these people live and how much power and will they need to keep this parole and remain in their homes in Kosovo. In a joint effort Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, Serbs for Serbs from the U.S. ($ 1,000), Serbian Orthodox Youth Innsbruck SPOJI Austria (300 €), Humanitarian Christian Community My joy from Germany

Colleagues and friend did for monetary donations to buy the water heater. Our campaign has joined the local Red Cross East Ilidza who was contacted by colleagues from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs contacted and allocated funds for Dalibor

(620 €), Forum Serbian elite, Orthodox brothers from Russia and Greece, and many friends of the organization from Serbia take a part of our eighth visit to Kosovo and Metohija again in Štrpce we helped six Serbian families, soup kitchens and Saint Sava elementary school in the amount of 2,800 euros.

bath. Our regular donors from Italy Angelo and Gordana gave the sink, toilet bowl and tap. They prepared some clothe for children. Stanisic DOO Pale (owner. Stanisic Aco) donated plumbing material

in

an

amount

of

50

KM.

Gradjenje DOO. (Owner Popić Zoran) donated 30 m2 of wall and

floor

tiles.

Glue we received from STR Paints and varnishes (vl. Jugovic Aco). Thanks to all these good people a tiny Jovan and Jovana will be able to take a bath when they want as their peers. In front of organizations I once again thank everyone and I hope that many will join us in our work for a better future of our children.

Representatives C.O.Serbs for Serbs from Belgrade with the priest

in

Strpce


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Four representatives from the charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Belgrade with the help of our great friends from the organization C.O "mother of nine Jugovica" went the way to Strpce and Sar mountain early on the morning of 25 September. The first family we visited in this action are brother and sister Ljubicica and Goran Ilic from the village Borzani. In an old house where they now live alone ,both sick and without any income they tried to explain to us how they survive so far and despite not having a penny of any assistance. We have provided immediate assistance for Goran and Ljubicica, in the form of a bed and refrigerator that will temporarily make easier the daily living needs. Representative of SFS Stefan JeÄ?menica with Milosavljevic family. Berevce village and family Antic with four children - Darko (10), Marko (8), Stefan (6) and Viktor (4) .At the home of family Antic we stayed little longer, where we entered into the conversation with father who is currently processing other people's land and that is how he make a living. Father of little Antic’s has his farm on which we agreed to try to make a barn, and that we will in our next action make an attempt to provide them with some of the cattle so that he can support themselves. Until then we provide to family Antic one washing machine and a bed.

Goran Ilic and Ljubicica in front of there family home with our representatives

The road continues to the village Vrbestica where we visit seven-member family Milosavljevic. Dusan father and mother Planinka and their five daughters, Milena (22), Sanja (21), Maja (18), Natasha (18) and Sandra (8) live with no support and certainly the greatest problem is the acquisition of their necessary medications for their daughter Natasha that suffers from epilepsy. Like with Ilic family we provide same help to Milosevic family we purchase bed and refrigerator.

Representative

SFS

Milos

Golic

with

little

Antic’s


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The house of Stanojevic Golub in the village of Sevce we are visiting the following family of five children: Dusan (13), Nikoleta (11), Veljko (8), Dejan (7) and David (3). Head of the family was not at home but we are in the conversation with his wife learn that the father work all day for the wages ,t they have two cows, and that also without any income and since they abolished child allowance barely make ends meet and live in the very old and dilapidated house. Since in the house with them live and parents of Golub Stanojevića we decide to buy two beds and refrigerators to this family.

Milosavljevic in an conversation with Milos Markovic The story that has shocked us all and very impressed is story of family Milenkovic from Susica. Five brothers Dragiša (30), Radisa (29), Slavisa (25), Ivica (22) and Alexander (19) live alone. Their father died, and there mother is currently being treated in a psychiatric hospital and the tragedy is even bigger a few months ago their sister committed suicide. Very very difficult situation and scary atmosphere in the house Milenkovic who welcomed us with tears in their eyes could leave no one indifferent. Barely speaking any words we are into agreements with them to help this time by buying two single beds. After leaving their home we decide to supply them with basic food if possible for a short time to make their life

easier.

On the way back from the village Susic we visited the family Simanović from Gornje Bitine which our organization in the Representative SFS Mihailo Makanjić handed small gifts to Stanojevic

family

Christmas campaign this year bought a cow. To our delight, not only that the cows is there but there is the little calf! This family is working hard and is a true example that this donation was a big hit! On the way back to Gracanica, in agreement

Familie in the village of Vica, Milosavljevic have 5 members of whom three children: Milijana (23), Jelena (19) and Milos (18) and all three are good students. Milica oldest graduated from Law school and wanted to continue her education but it simply does not have conditions, and the father of the family is already 4 months in Belgrade, where he works in a private company, but he did not get a salary for 3 months. We decided to help this family by buying refrigerators and washing machines.

with representatives C.O. "The mother of nine Jugovica" we decide to

buy a refrigerator for a bakery in the village

Prekovce, and el. stove and water heater for the Elementary School Saint Sava in place Paralovo.


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Total support for families: 7 beds 2 washing machines 4 refrigerators

Report: Dobrina Kusmuk, Republic of Srpska / PHOTO / /

12,577 dinars for food For public kitchen and school: A fridge 1 el. stove A water heater Total: 7 beds 2 washing machines 5 refrigerators 1 el. stove A water heater 12,577 dinars for food Soon it will be a year of the planned three, how we are helping Unfortunately, it seems that the situation in the enclaves in Kosovo and Metohija is worse! Child allowances and social assistance are repealed, the number of users of public kitchens is growing, Shiptar government abolished the Serbs any

children of Mihic family. So far we have mainly helped with food and clothe but this time mother Marina asked us to help them with the firewood. In families with five children, the needs

are

very

large.

communication (final action interrupting the telephone line is happening at the time of writing). Day by day there is less hope for the survival of the Serbian people in Kosovo, while the rest of Serbia is currently pre-emptive other perverse social issues and events. We hope that asleep and misdirected energy of the Serbian people will soon wake up and allow a simple biological survival of the Serbian people.

We bought 6 meters of firewood it come out as planned 480 KM. Part of the money for this action for the first time we extract from the accounts of C.O Serbs for Serbs of Republic of Srpska in this way we thank all donors from RS for their confidence. Marina once again thanks for all the kindness and care, but I must single out children's gratitude, several times repeated, because obviously they are all more than aware that they can count on us.

KOSOVO IS SERBIA - NO SURRENDER!


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Read Serbian Report /Извештај на Српском About church:

September in USA Labor Day Weekend in Chicago

09/04/2010 and 09/05/2010 Taste of Serbia 2010

St. Basil of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Church 27450 North Bradley

Few members of charity organization Serbs for Serbs

Lake Forest, IL 60045 USA

with friends visited Taste of Serbia 2010 in Lake Forest, IL Food and Music Festival.

St. Basil of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Church of Lake Forest, Illinois is a Parish of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA and Canada. St. Basil Church was established in the Fall of 1997 to serve the Serbian Orthodox Christians who live in the North Shore, Northwest and Lake County suburbs of Chicago. After a two-year search to purchase land and/or an existing church building, our prayers were answered, when in the Fall of 1999, we purchased a 10 acre church complex in Lake Forest - Mettawa. In March 2002, we purchased 5 acres of land, adjacent to our existing 10 acre complex.


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www.SrbizaSrbe.us 2010 Serbian Newspaper „‟Ogledalo‟‟

Serbian Mirror published article from newspaper Vesti about charity organization Serbs for Serbs Page number 9

We visited picnic at Serbian Brothers Help estate in Lake Villa ,IL . SBH is one of the oldest Serbian Charitable organizations in USA registrated in 1950.

Dr Srdja Trifkovic ,lecture„‟Kuda ide Srbija?‟‟ and lights of newspaper Liberty Few Members of Charity organization Serbs for Serbs visited Dr.Srdja Trifkovic lecture, nights dedicated to newspaper Liberty, official publication of Serbian National Defense council of America.

After SBH we visited picnic at monastery Nova Gracanica just few miles from SBH in Third Lake ,IL . Few hundred of people enjoyed Serbian Food and Music. Serbian Bishop Longin held a speech and we notice Alexi Giannoulias democrat candidate for US Senate talking with some Serbian priests.

Nice and long weekend in Chicago land area.


Finance September was a successful month in terms of collected funds. This was the most successful month of the year. This month we collected about 5000 Euros and we had over 80 donors. Here is finance report from Europe


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Donors from USA in September ************************************************** (Donations in US$ to USA account) 1. 2.

Number of Donors (13) August 01 - August 31

www.CikaskiSrbi.com (IL) - $50 B.K. - $15

3.

Mladen Simic (OH) - $40

4.

Milos Vujasinovic (PA) - $45

5.

Zeljka K. (IL) - $50

6.

I.S. (IL) - $20

7.

Milos Joncic (NY) -$25

8.

Jovika Gavric (FL)-$20

9.

www.nemapredaje.net -$25

10. Mateja Stojkovic -$25 US $ Donations: $315.00

Donors from USA that still use European Pay Pal (Donations in Euros € to Pay Pal in Austria ) 1.

MjCook /САД/ - 7.5 €

2.

Милош В. /САД/ - 10 €

3.

Магдалена М. /САД/ - 100 €

4.

Драгана W. /САД/ -20 €

5.

Недељко П. /САД/ - 20 €

6.

Немања В. /САД/ - 100 €

7.

Симке /САД/ - 15 €

8.

Dragana W. /САД/ - 20€

9.

Анкица Д. /САД/ - 15 €

16 14 12 10 8 Number of Donors (13) August 01 August 31

6 4 2 0

Donations in September $729.32($310.00+307.5E)

Donations in Euros -307.5 €

($315.00+307.50 €)

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Total donations from USA in September =$729.32

600 400 200 0

Note: If you wish to have initials, a nickname or to be an anonymous donor instead of having your full name in the donors list, with or without stating the state where you are, please email us: szsamerika@gmail.com

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729.32 total donation from USA

JulyAugust September Donations in September($729. 580 580 315 32= $315.00+307.5 E)

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