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CHARITY ORGANIZATION SERBS FOR SERBS

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Monthly Report No. 6 June, 2015 Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS Website: www.serbsforserbs.org E-Mail: office@serbsforserbs.org


Monthly Report for June Dear friends and donors, Charity organization Serbs for Serbs registered in the state of Illinois in United States in Jun 2010 by the group of the Serbian youth. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs is a 501(c)(3) notfor-profit charitable organization. Donation is tax-deductible to the extent followed by the law. On 30th September, 2011 we finally got the letter from department of the treasury (IRS) with tax exempt 501(c)3 approval. All donations to our organization donated from June 16, 2010 are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers of gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.

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

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 the population and generally bad economic condition of the households in Serbia, Republic of Srpska 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. The 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!

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Monthly Report for June Ambitions

Our mission 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. Under terrible poverty we define absence of one or more basic factors required for living: food, clothes, shoes, and safe space for living.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 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.

How to donate? 1. PayPal donation: szsamerika@gmail.com 2. Direct Deposit to Wells Fargo Bank account Please email us at: szsamerika@gmail.com 3. You can mail personal or business check to: Serbs for Serbs PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 4. Donation boxes: BEOGRAD CAFÉ 2937 West Irving Park Road Chicago, Illinois Owner: Dule Pavlovic

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.

NADA’S DELI & BAKERY 7316 West Lawrence Avenue Harwood Heights, Illinois

What are our long term goals? • family is ready to support itself daily and manage to pay all required expenses; • 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.

COMPASS FUEL STATION 8147 Joliet Road McCook, Illinois Owner: Roy and Maria Dobrasinovic

BALKAN BAKERY 541 South LaGrange Road LaGrange, Illinois Owner: Olja Igic

ST. NIKOLA CHURCH 4301 Prairie Ave. Brookfield, Illinois CITY FRESH MARKET 3201 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

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GREENHOUSE FOR KRSMANOVIC FAMILY

Greenhouse with tomato and pepper plantation at the beginning of June

The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS has carried out another big project of helping multiple children families in Serbia become financially independent, primarily thanks to donations made by members and friends of the organization SERBS FOR SERBS, GERMANY. On Wednesday, June 3, members of the organization visited the nine-member Krsmanovic family from the village of Zabrezje, near Obrenovac. The family received valuable donation, consisting of a greenhouse (dimensions 30m x 8m), with the complete irrigation system (including a drilled well on the farm), seeds (tomato), and all accompanying elements necessary for professional vegetable growing. The total value of this project is 719,797 RSD.

The look of the lot during our visit to Krsmanovic family before the greenhouse was put up Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for June As part of the project of putting up the greenhouse, a well was drilled, which is13 meters deep, where the water of good quality was found and it will serve for irrigating the greenhouse, but also for the needs of the entire household of this big family.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 The complete plantation is organic, which will definitely result in the higher market price of the greenhouse products. The expected yields are about 5 tons of tomato.

Goran Krsmanovic, talking to representatives of the organization

Goran and Tanja have seven children: Teodora (13), Stefan (10), Djordje (8), Jovan (5), Filip (3), Andrej (2) and Anastasija (1), and soon they are to take a foster child into their home. This family deserves all the respect and admiration, and the parental love and sacrifice of Goran and Tanja can serve as an example to future young parents.

When the greenhouse was finished, 520 plants of tomatoes, received from the Fenek Monastery, were planted. There are different sorts: from Hilandar, Apple-shaped, Yellow, Black, Red and Yellow Cherry. There are also 180 plants of peppers planted.

The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS calls upon donors, members and friends of the organization worldwide to continue SUPPORTING OUR CHARITY WORK by making regular monthly donations, so we would be able to help more Serbian families throughout Serbia and the region and through economically viable projects, help families become independent of welfare support and be equal part of our society.

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Monthly Report for June NEW BATHROOM FOR STEVANOVIC FAMILY

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 The father, although not an educated man, taught his children good manners, virtues and determination.

During May, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs helped the seven-member Stevanovic family from the village of Goracici, Lucani Municipality, by renovating their bathroom. The family consists of the unemployed parents, Zivorad and Ivana, and their five children, Aleksa (15), Luka (14), Lazar (12), Matija (10), and the youngest, Iva (8). We had visited the Stevanovic family the year before and arranged the bathroom renovation, using the funds collected at the charity tournament, “Trojka iz Bloka� in Lucani. The total value of the aid was 93,531 RSD. The oldest son is planning on going to high school in Cacak; he is dreaming of enrolling the Academy in Belgrade. He reads a lot and he loves reading about the history of the Serbian people. The youngest child, the only daughter, princess and favorite of older brothers, is finishing the first grade of primary school, and her favorite subject is Serbian. Third grader, fifth grader and seventh grader have their hound dogs each.

The Stevanovic family lives in very hard living conditions, but God blessed them with five beautiful children and the strength of spirit and mind, which keeps this house honest and honorable. Everything about them is modest and noble. The father, Zivorad, does all kinds of work throughout Lucani and Guca and even Serbia and the region. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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They play with a ball all around the yard and they are very cheerful, and at the same time, they take care of cattle and poultry at their small, but rich farm. People who have the will to do something, they do it, and the best example for this is the head of this family. He refused help from the state, and he managed to clear all his debts that he owed to the state. He had an electricity debt, but he managed to pay it off. The wall was knocked down between the old pantry and the bathroom, so a new and more spacious bathroom could be built for the Stevanovic family.

New bathroom of the Stevanovic family from Goricici near Lucani

This is what the pantry looked like before the wall was knocked down

The state of the old bathroom when we first visited the Stevanovic family The host has been helped by good people from all around, known and unknown, but times change, and things change, people come and go, and life goes on. But, Zivorad and his hard working wife, together with their five children, keep on struggling for existence every day.

The father, Zivorad, is grateful for the help The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS calls upon all friends and donors of the organization to join our fundraising action to help this family and other socially disadvantaged Serbian families with multiple children.

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AID DELIVERED TO STOJIC FAMILY

At the end of May, the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS helped the six-member Stojic family from the village of Batasevo in the municipality of Mladenovac. Family members are the parents, Nenad and Maja, their son Nikola (6) and baby triplets, Luka, Natasa and Mina. We provided them with the most necessary aid, consisting of food and hygiene packages, worth 26,000 RSD altogether. The intended donation for helping the Stojic family came from Italy, more specifically, the Serbian cultural and sports organization “Kruna" in the amount of 220 Euros.

The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS calls upon all friends and donors of the organization to join our fundraising action to help this family and other socially disadvantaged Serbian families with multiple children.

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NEW AID FOR FAMILIES IN KOSMET

The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS, in cooperation with the NGO “Majka devet Jugovica” from Gracanica, continued to deliver valuable humanitarian aid to socially disadvantaged families in the area of Kosovo and Metohija. This time, we helped the Dikic family from Kosovska Mitrovica and the Velic family from Gracanica. The Dikic family received a cow with calf, worth 1,653 Euros, and the Velic family received a washing machine and iron, worth 223 Euros. During the recent thunderstorm, there was a thunder stroke, which hit the Dikic family’s stable and killed two cows which were the means of supporting the family. Their monthly income consists of welfare and minimum wage, which altogether is not enough to provide funds for a new cow in a short period of time.

The Dikic family from the village of Berivojce in Kosovska Kamenica consists of the parents, Radovan and Suncica, and their five children, Stefan (18), Marija (16), Milica (14), Aleksandar (8) and Jovan (7). Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS once again extends gratitude to the friends of our organization from the NGO “Majka devet Jugovica� from Gracanica, who helped carry out another aid action, intended for socially disadvantaged families in Kosovo and Metohija. We call upon all donors and friends of our organization to DONATE and thus support the big upcoming charity projects, intended for helping Serbian multiple children families, who guard Kosovo and Metohija with their offspring and their lives. Boban Velic from Gracanica is a medical technician, and his wife, Darinka, is a housewife. They live as tenants in Gracanica, together with their four sons, Lazar (12), Nikola (10), Dusan (6) and Luka (4). The organization SERBS FOR SERBS helped this multiple children family by providing them with a new washing machine and iron for the needs of their household.

NO SURRENDER! CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE SERBS FOR SERBS

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WORK IN PROGRESS AT DJORDJEVICS IN STRPCE

Old look of home family Djordjevic

Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS commenced at the end of 2014 big charity action of help to the socially disadvantaged family Djordjevic from the village Sevce in the Strpce municipality on Kosovo and Metohija. Before our first visit and first help, the family somehow managed to “keep up“, but after the death of grandfather Bozidar and father Milorad in short notice, the five children, mother Radmila and grandmother Bozidarka were faced with uncertain future. Total value of the construction material and artisans was 850.000 dinars.

First visit to family Djordjevic The youngest Djordjevics Milenko (21), Milica (18), Danijela (13), Kristina (9) and Ivana (8) didn’t want to talk about their material situation, needs and desires. Within the Christmas action of our organization we delivered to family Djordjevic two beds, wood burning stove, closet, and kitchen table as the first part of the urgent help to this big Serbian household.

Thanks to big charity action for the reconstruction of the Djordjevics home, members of the organization SERBS FOR SERBS from Canada organized big Christmas campaign IN TIME FOR BOZIC through which they raised part of the necessary means (approximately $2,500), and the other part came from the donations from Germany, USA, Serbia, the Republic of Srpska and numerous other countries worldwide. Great number of individual donors decided to support the project of reconstruction of the Djordjevic’s house to provide decent home and help in the great family tragedy and difficult situation. Thanks to the cooperation of the organization SERBS FOR SERBS and its friends from the Eparchy charity organization “Majka devet Jugovica” which provided artisans and necessary construction material, in the beginning of June the works on the reconstruction of the Djordjevic’s house commenced. We also owe special thank to the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Government of the Republic of Serbia which helped to temporarily move the family until the works on the house were finished.

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After all inner works which should be finished at the beginning of July, the family will move into their house, and after this the works on the outer part of the house will begin – setting the isolation, facades and gutters. Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS continues with this big project of helping the Djordjevic family from Strpce. We plan to finish the works on the reconstruction of the house at the beginning of July so that the family could move into its almost new and reconstructed warm home.

The ongoing works are as follows: setting PVC joinery on the ground and first floors, concreting of all rooms, setting laminate, garbage disposal and removing of the old furniture from the house with the help of the local utility services in Strpce municipality, and the reconstruction of the bathroom in the future.

We call upon donors and friends of the organization worldwide to DONATE and thus support the completion of this and other big projects of help to socially endangered Serbian families with multiple children throughout Kosovo and Metohija and other areas where Serbian families who need fraternal help, support and attention live. NO SURRENDE! SERBS FOR SERBS

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Monthly Report for June FAMILY HRVACANIN RECEIVED A COW

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 The family used to have several cows, but they were living as subtenants and after the owner came back, they had to sell everything to buy the land and make the house in which they live today. Father Djuro is the only employed. He is working in the Railway, but most of his salary is spent for paying off the loan which they had to take in order to finish the house. In the end they only have 220 KM left, and the rest of the money they need usually comes from a wage, although it is very difficult to find a job in villages. The children are very diligent, the oldest Bojana graduated from the college, Mitar and Dobrina finished high school, while the youngest Miroslav finished elementary school this year, and he should attend high school in Prijedor in the next school year.

At the beginning of June the representatives of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs conducted another successful action in a row in the Republic of Srpska. On this occasion we helped the six-member family Hrvacanin from the settlement Petrov Gaj which is approximately 15 km away from Prijedor. The Hrvacanin family consists of the father Djuro (62), mother Ljiljana (46) and their four children: Bojana (26), Mitar (22), Djurdjina (20) and Miroslav (16). After we assured that it was a hard-working family, and that they have conditions to raise a cow, we decided to buy them one. The family chose a cow, and we paid 2.400 KM, which constituted the costs of the action.

The family asked for help from our organization, because they lacked the money to start farming of raising stock despite the necessary conditions. They have enough land around the house, the well and a stable, and also the tractor with appliances, but they lack the money for oil and seeds, so great part of their land are unused. They emphasized they needed a cow to have enough food for themselves, and earn money by selling milk and dairy products. A few days before we bought a cow, the sow furrowed and thus increased the livestock population of the family. The family was very happy after they received a cow, but there was also uncertainty over the first milking. In the end we communicate the greetings from family Hrvacanin and we send an appeal to all the friends and donors of our organization to get involved in the action of raising money for helping this and other socially disadvantaged multiple children Serbian families.

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NEW ECONOMIC PROJECTS ON KOSMET

Thanks to the long-standing fraternal cooperation between the Charity organizations SERBS FOR SERBS and the Eparchy charity organization “Majka devet Jugovica� from Gracanica, another big economic project of cow farm was commenced in the Novo Brdo municipality. The organization SERBS FOR SERBS financed the first phase of works in the amount of 715.000 dinars. The production of the cow milk would complete the work of the existing dairy in Novo Brdo, in which the goat milk from the nearby goat farm is being processed. Apart from the milk production, the cow farm should be expanded over time to the cattle and cow breeding for the socially disadvantaged families throughout Kosovo and Metohija.

The project of the cow farm will employ at least two people who will feed, clean and milk the cows through the electric milking machine. The value of the machine is 350 EUR, and two of them are needed. In this manner, two Serbian families can stay and economically survive on Kosovo and Metohija.

The existing object was once used for sheep breeding, and for the needs of the cow farm it would be adjusted with the necessary construction material, equipment, building of the drainage channels, cesspit, as well as threshing barn and silage pool. Apart from that, the well for the drinking water will be dug out. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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We should point out that the money from selling the excess calves would be used for public kitchens. Over 2.000 of the socially disadvantaged people from the Kosovo-Metohija enclaves is using the public kitchen services each day, and the everyday meal allowance and a piece of bread mean a lot in their survival in these area. Considering the great costs of sustaining the public kitchens, every income is of great significance, and the realization of this project would provide additional income.

Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS will continue to promote and support new sustainable economic projects on Kosovo and Metohija, but also throughout Balkan, with the aim of sustainable economic survival of the Serbian people in its ancestral homes. At the same time, the organization SERBS FOR SERBS is publicly appealing to all state institutions, public and private companies and other similar charity associations to SUPPORT FUTURE PROJECTS of our organization which will contribute to better future for the Serbian people, and above all for socially disadvantaged families and their posterity.

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PROJECT OF HELPING MENICANIN FAMILY

Menicanin family in front of their new hen house

In June this year, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs helped the seven-member Menicanin family from the village of Sepsin, near Mladenovac. Our previous visit to the family was at the end of March, when we agreed on the way of helping them. Family members are the parents, Zoran and Natasa, and their five children: Mihajlo (12), Milica (10), Andjela (8), Dimitrije (6) and Djordje (4). We helped them by purchasing 300 laying hens and the equipment necessary for starting their own farm. The total value of the project was 237,400 RSD.

The Menicanin family fled Krajina during the war in the 1990s. The father, Zoran, who lost his job at Putevi Srbije, is currently the sole breadwinner and works at a sandwich shop. He also keeps several pigs and decorative hens and, in this way, he is trying to generate some extra income for his family.

Serbs for Serbs with Menicanin family in their yard The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS calls upon all friends and donors of the organization to join our fundraising action to help this family and other socially disadvantaged Serbian families with multiple children.

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Monthly Report for June PESIC FAMILY HOME RENOVATED

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 When we first visited the Pesic family, we realized that they had two big problems. The first problem was the ground floor, which was unusable. The problem they faced at the end of last year had been caused by inadequately installed floors on the ground floor, as well as badly installed drain pipes in the kitchen.

The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS successfully finished the project of helping the sixmember Pesic family from Pirot. The family consists of the parents, Momcilo and Irena and their four children, Matija (9), Sergej (8), Doroteja (7) and Amelija (4). Due to Momcilo’s vein problems and the impossibility of getting a job, none of the parents is employed. Hence, being a very creative family, wishing to provide better living conditions for their children, they started a family business called “Our little family craft workshop”, and by doing handicraft, primarily intended for children, they wish to improve their financial situation.

The organization SERBS FOR SERBS, with the help of its regular donors, managed to help the Pesic family over the long haul by providing them with 136,908 RSD to continue and expand their family business, and also with the construction material for renovating their house, worth 90,893 RSD, which makes 227,801 RSD in total. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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When they removed the linoleum, they saw that the flooring strips had been installed on the bare ground and had completely rotted due to ground moist, and at the same time had made mold on the walls, leading to their dilapidation. At the same time, they noticed that the kitchen sink drain had made the kitchen moldy, and being twenty years old, it did not take long before it rotted and became unusable.

This situation led to rooms on the ground floor being completely destroyed. Having been provided with the construction material, this hard-working family started renovating the ground floor. As the pictures show, the kitchen is now completely finished, and the living room will be done as soon as they install laminate flooring, which will make the ground floor completely finished.

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The second thing that is even more important for the Pesic family is the tools which they need to improve their business. Machines they are using now are worn out (two sewing machines), and the father, Momcilo, would like to expand the business by woodworking. The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS met their needs and bought sewing machines and woodworking machines. This gave results immediately. The amount of work increased, which means they now have better living conditions.

We call upon all people of good will to continue supporting the work of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS THROUGH REGULAR MONTHLY DONATIONS and thus help and give joy to numerous children in need.

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SFS RECEIVED ORDER OF ST. SAVA

The Order of St. Sava, the highest decoration of the Serbian Orthodox Church, has been solemnly awarded to the representatives of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs on Vidovdan in the Gracanica monastery for the long-standing charity work and help to the Serbian nation throughout Serbia and the Balkan by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej. The solemn ceremony of awarding the Order of St. Sava of second degree was carried out after the Holy Liturgy, and it was received by the president of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs Mr. Igor Rasula together with other members of the organization who attended this solemn act.

We should particularly emphasize valuable charity and economic help which the organization Serbs for Serbs in the last ten years provided for the disadvantaged families on Kosovo and Metohija and in Krajina. Thanks to the highly dedicated work of the members of the organization, there is a possibility for a great number of families to come back to their hearth from which they were forcefully banished in the latest war developments.

- The Order of St. Sava is the highest recognition which we received from the Serbian Orthodox Church in our previous work and existence of our organization. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs has been collecting and providing valuable charity help for the socially disadvantaged multiple children Serbian families throughout Serbia and the region for ten years. Thanks to its registered branches in Serbia, the Republic of Srpska, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and USA, as well as numerous donors worldwide, the organization Serbs for Serbs has so far collected more than 1.2 million EUR and helped over 1.400 disadvantaged and poor families which together have more than 10.000 children.

This decoration doesn’t belong to the members of the organization alone, but to each donor, both in Serbia and worldwide, each individual who helped us to persist in our charity work, and of course, this decoration belongs also to all the heroes of our time, who far away from the public eyes raise their multiple children families and try to persist in the hard time in which we live – points out Mr. Igor Rasula, the president of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs.

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Charity organization Serbs for Serbs started at the beginning of March great charity campaign “Send SMS on 7763� charged at 100 RSD for a single message, through which it raises means for helping socially disadvantaged families throughout Serbia. Also, through its official website www.srbizasrbe.org the organization is gathering hundreds of donors worldwide each month, who through regularly monthly payments provide the means for the realization of new projects of help to families and children throughout Balkan.

NO SURRENDER! CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE! SERBS FOR SERBS Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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FIRST „ТROJKA IZ BLOKA“ IN PANCEVO

On June 13th in 17h, on the fields of the SRC Mladost in Pancevo area Misa the sport-charity tournament Trojka iz bloka was held. Over 100 contestants applied for fast shooting of threepointers, and we raised 25.660 dinars! SRC Mladost attracted everyone, from the youngest to the oldest. People of good will from Pancevo united themselves over charity and the sport spirit, and showed that they can help their fellow citizens in trouble. Any help is great and welcome, especially when people gather around the noble idea – then it makes it all easier, and everything can be done! Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, together with its sponsors, donors and technical sponsors, thanks everyone who participated in the tournament, and contributed to the sporty, solemnly and cheerfully atmosphere.

At the start of the tournament, Mr. Milos Simovic in front of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, and Mr. Aleksandar Farkas who is an alderman for sport of the City of Pancevo, addressed the gathered crowd. Many people from the world of sport, art and culture, came to support the tournament in the city on the river Tamis, including the most popular music groups in Serbia and Pancevo, football players, dancers, sportsmen and priests.

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Monthly Report for June A priest Branko Bozic gave great contribution to the organization and realization of the tournament in Pancevo. Mr. Aleksandar Farkas and the Department of Sport of the City of Pancevo gave their unconditional support to the tournament, as well as the Sport Alliance of the City of Pancevo, SRC Mladost and the House of Youth of Pancevo, who provided technical support.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 Our good old hosts of the tournament, Bore and Stefan who are the members of the one of the most popular rap groups – THC La Familia, were responsible for the great fun on the tournament. Pancevo is their second home, so they had serious support from the fraternal rap group from Pancevo – Trijumf.

Media coverage was great: Television Pancevo, Radio Pancevo, the weekly magazine with the longest tradition in Serbia – Pancevac, web portal 013info.rs, and portal poluvreme.rs. Special support to the tournament in Pancevo came from dr Sandro Markovic, the author and host of the show “Prslook again”, which was a media sponsor of the tournament. The first three-pointers were shot by Mr. Aleksandar Farkas, Milan Stanisic – the director of SRC Mladost, Dusan Borkovic – the best Serbian motorist and Branko Bozic – archpriest of the Temple of St. Emperor Constantine and Empress Helena. Uncle Jo, a Belgrade rapper, also performed with them, as well as the dancing club Evolution from Belgrade. A football freestyler Nikola Milosevic Djota performed with a football ball, which was of particular importance to the football fans, which came to take a chance with basketball.

THC La Familia heated the atmosphere when they played their hit, the victory hymn of the basketball representation Play and win. The music support came from DJ Sale L, member of the THC La Familia, and official DJ of Trojka iz bloka, who always provides the unforgettable fun on the tournaments. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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The sponsor of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs – Agi pasta away presented to the Pancevo inhabitants its offer of original pastas, which they could taste and celebrate this wonderful day. All the income went to the organizers.

The winner of the tournament in Pancevo with 18 shots was Nikola Savic, the runner-up with 16 shots was Aleksandar Ilkic, and the third place with 15 shots went to Dusan Brajovic. The winners won the medals Trojka iz bloka, and the best won the winner trophy. All participants and the organizers of the tournament enjoyed in victory.

We congratulate the winners and those who contributed to the success of another tournament in a row in the summer of Trojka iz bloka, which has only begun. Thank goes to the organizers, volunteers and our sponsors, donors and technical sponsors. Special gratitude goes to the NIS Company which announced the most successful season of Trojka iz bloka so far, by donating the sport-charity tournament the financial assistance for developing ideas on a competition Zajednici zajedno (Together to Community). We remind you that the complete gallery of photos from the tournament in SRC Mladost can be seen on the official Facebook page of Trojka iz bloka. The tournament in Pancevo was held on the same day as the tournament in Chicago. The magic of tournament was shining on two sides of the globe. And it was a full hit!

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2015 „TROJKA IZ BLOKA“ CHICAGO

On June 13th, 2015, the Chicago chapter of Serbs for Serbs held its 3rd annual Trojka Iz Bloka Charity 3Point Tournament. Again, the tournament was held at Veteran’s Park in Lyons on a warm and sunny, Saturday afternoon. This year’s contest had some return participants along with many new faces and many passersby who stopped in to see what was happening.

With more than 50 participants starting the tournament, it came down to a final group of four in the final round. With some impressive shooting, 3rd place went to Andrew Mesija, while 2nd place went to Nikola Josipovic, who has participated in every one of our tournaments here in Chicago since 2013. This year, after 4 long and hard rounds of 3-pointers, 1st place trophy went Nemanja Susa (Shusha). Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 Along with the tournament, we had an arts and crafts project set up for the children by local designer/artist Bojana Ilic. The plan is to auction off the artwork at a later event. This year, thanks to the many participants, visitors and sponsors, we were able to raise $5,775.

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We hope everyone had a good time and will be back again next year. We would again like to especially thank our sponsors who helped make this event possible: Pro Star Freight Systems, Woodland Transport, Maybach International Group, ADR Custom Builders, 2N Licensing, Charlie Trucking, Professional Trucking of Illinois, BB Wolf Inc, Beograd Café, White City Logistics, and Accolade Design. And also a thank you to the Village of Lyons for allowing us to hold our event again on their wonderful basketball courts.

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MAGIC OF „TROJAK“ IN PRIBOJ!

Archpriest-Stavrophor Marko Papic On Sunday, June 14 on the school fields in Priboj one of the best “Trojka iz bloka” tournaments this year was held! The citizens of Priboj on the sport-charity manifestation collected 125.278 dinars, 20.028 dinars on the tournament, and 105.250 dinars thanks to the sponsors and donors who participated in the project!

President of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs Igor Rasula opened the tournament, and ArchpriestStavrophor Marko Papic, head of the Temple of the Resurrection of Christ from Priboj, addressed the gathered crowd afterwards and greeted the lovely gathering by talking of peace, love and fraternal harmony. He put a smile on everyone’s face by his presence and wise words. After him the atmosphere was set on a higher level when the young Zorana Salipur sang the anthem of the Republic of Serbia, “God of Justice”. The last one to approach the microphone was Natasa Milicic who delighted all the present by reciting the poem of Ljubivoje Rsumovic – the “Toast to the Serbian People”. Young sportsmen Radislav Lakovic and Bojan Grujicic who are playing in the Handball team Pozega, found the time to support the noble action in their hometown, and open the tournament by shooting the first three-pointers.

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs thanks its proud sponsors, donors and techical sponsors headed by the Priboj municipality and the Sport Association of Priboj, to the volunteers and all citizens of Priboj who came to the tournament in great number and showed they can help their fellow citizens in trouble. The school fields were not sufficient to host everyone who was attracted by the noble idea of “Trojka iz bloka”! We were dancing, singing, shooting three-pointers, celebrating life and the hope in better future! Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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Approximately 100 contestants applied for the tournament. It was a competition in which it was important to participate, not to win. Everyone applied, from the youngest to the oldest, the fairer gender, older neighbors and forever young in their hearts. The programme in Priboj was run by the hosts of the “Trojka iz bloka”, cheerful and smiling boys from one of the most popular rap groups in Serbia – THC La Familia. Bore and Stefan had a nice word for each shooter, they were cheering the shooters, and called for the greater number of the applied ones. The citizens of Priboj did exactly that! In the end, the wonderful and talented boys rapped the victory song of the basketball reprezentation of Serbia – “Play and Win”! All people were on their feet! Bore and Stefan continued, and performed another hit – the song “I got burned”. Everyone was singing with them! The musical support and the most responsible for the wonderful atmosphere on the fields near Lim was DJ of the group THC La Familia and the official DJ of “Trojka iz bloka”, the charismatic Sale L, who found a song for everyone. During the final series, all gathered came down from the stands and watched the shooting. The energy was almost tangible!

Priboj and the Sport Association of Priboj commenced the realization of “Trojka iz bloka”. They donated 35.000 dinars, and thus gave a bright example to their citizens. The number of proud sponsors was rising, until it reached the number eight! Dekor Priboj, Vertigo Club, Bookmaker Soker, Caffe Bar Jin, Caffe Quorum and Gurman restaurant donated each 7.000 dinars, while Bojic bakery and Palma catering donated each 10.000 dinars. The donors were also STUR Jela – 3.000 dinars, STUR Restoran 5 – 1.250 dinars, SUR Miki – 2.000 dinars, and in the donor box set in the Priboj Gymnasium was 1.450 dinars collected by the pupils. Technical support came from the printing office Lav which printed the posters for the tournament, Minos caffee and Milko Janovic catering who provided parasols, Elementary School “Vuk Karadzic” which provided electricity and the Cultural Centar which provided top sound system on the tournament. Television Priboj and Radio Lim were the media sponsors of the tournament in Priboj, broadcasting the event from the first until the last day, and on the very day of the tournament they were with us on the field and recorded everything. The most popular Internet portal of Priboj also reported of the tournament and called upon the citizens to attend in great number.

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The best shooters on the tournament on the fields near the river Lim were Marko Bozovic – first place, Stefan Gligorijevic from THC La Familia – second place and Marko Ivanovic – third place. We congratulate the winners and those who contributed to the unforgettable tournament in Priboj. This energy gives us the strength to move on, confident in the mission of “Trojka iz bloka”. Priboj has a task to outdo itself and the high standards it set the next year, and it should not be an issue. Priboj remains the bright star on the sky of “Trojka iz bloka”!

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs thanks again its proud sponsors, donors, techical sponsors, organizers and volunteers! We have great memories from Priboj and the desire to see each other again next year! Until then, take a look at the photo gallery from Priboj on the official Facebook page of “Trojka iz bloka”, and follow our website on which we will inform you of further actions! SERBS FOR SERBS BECOME THE PART OF “TROJAK IZ BLOKA”! Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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WEEKEND OF „TROJKA IZ BLOKA“ IN PALILULA

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs and the Palilula Municipality have successfully organized the two-day manifestation the Weekend of “Trojka iz bloka” in Palilula on June 20 and 21 2015. On the tournaments in Borca and Ada Huja we collected the incredible amount of 328.090 dinars! Eight sponsors in Borca and 149 competitors in both tournaments, with strong support of the Palilula Municipality turned this manifestation into the shining example of benevolence – this is the second “Trojka iz bloka” in Palilula, it lasted for two days, it took place in two spots and it set the second best record by the amount of the money collected!

The first day of the manifestation was organized on the fields of Elementary school “Jovan Ristic” in Borca. A total of 86 contestants applied for shooting threepointers, and many people came to support the second tournament in a row in Borca. The tournament commenced by intoning the anthem “The God of Justice”, performed by Andjela Tasic, after which Milos Simovic, the manager of the project “Trojka iz bloka” and the media representative of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, addressed the crowd and pointed out that regardless of the medals and the trophy, the winner of the tournament is each person who came to the tournament and applied for shooting, because in that manner he contributed to provide the new bathroom for the six-member family Makrenic from Borca. After that, the president of the Palilula Municipality Stojan Nikolic addressed the participants, and asked for applause for the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs and everything the organization has been doing for years. With gratitude to everyone who came to the tournament, president Nikolic made an appeal to send a SMS to 7763, and thus help the socially disadvantaged multiple children families throughout Serbia and the region.

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs thanks all the sponsors, donors and technical sponsors, as well as volunteers, who contributed to the full splendor of this manifestation! The support of the Palilula Municipality as well as the NIS Company, Basketball Association of Serbia and numerous other great names which mean safety and success, prove that the sport-charity project “Trojka iz bloka” is on the right path in fulfilling its noble mission of building and renovating the bathrooms to the socially disadvantaged multiple children families throughout Balkan! Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for June Our famous handball player Nedeljko Jovanovic and Nikolina Moldovan, one of the Moldovan sisters – the best Serbian and European kayaks, who together with her sister and the rest of the Kayak canoe club BSK Borca came to support the tournament, had brief statements. With the help of the people of good will and true sport fans who came to support the second “Trojka iz bloka” in Borca we collected 30.360 dinars at the tournament. Eight proud sponsors supported the tournament in Borca: “I-Tech Elite” Belgrade by donating 20.000 dinars, “Restaurant Tara” Borca – 15.000 dinars, Exchange Office and the car registration agency “Easy” Borca – 7.000 dinars, Café “No stress” Borca – 7.000 dinars, “Wellux” LTD Belgrade – 7.000 dinars, Café “Ragina glava” Borca – 7.000 dinars, Auto center “Auto kes” Borca – 5.000 dinars and Café “Eho” Borca – 5.000 dinars. The sponsors donated in total 73.000 dinars, and we also had an anonymous donation of 3.000 dinars. At the beginning of July we expect to receive the generous donation by the Palilula Municipality in the amount of 100.000 dinars, so the tournament in Borca can be proud of the income of 206.360 dinars!

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 Next to shooting three-pointers, the visitors and participants had the opportunity to enjoy in the entertainment section of the tournament. The good atmosphere was created by the rappers of the group THC La Familia and Belgrade rappers from the left Danube bank Uncle Dzo, Manda and Duca. The dancing group “Flaj” from Borca had remarkable performance, and there was also a demonstration of the martial arts – by the members of the wrestling club “Pobednik” from Borca and members of the MMA team “Car Dusan Silni” from Belgrade. One of the best football freestylers of the Europe Nikola Milosevic-Djota had much applause, and in the pause between the first part of the competition and the finals, the youngest selections of the basketball club “Borca” played an exhibition match. The official DJ of “Trojka iz bloka” and DJ of THC La Familia Sale L took care of the music. The best shooter, who won the first place, was Milos Jovanovic who received a gold medal and a trophy, the second place and silver medal went to Ivan Vasilijevic, and the third place and bronze was won by Mihajlo Stojanovic. We congratulate the winners, but the biggest winners are all people of good will who came to Borca and showed to the members of the Makrenic family that they are not alone!

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The second day of the manifestation continued in grand style on the basketball fields of the Ada Huja promenade. The president of the Palilula Municipality again joined the people of good will and while opening the event emphasized that during the next year the works on cleaning the bayou of Ada Huja will commence. “Trojka iz bloka”, the champion manifestation of the sport spirit, announces better times for Ada Huja! The mission of the tournament attracted many people on the field near the Danube, with 63 applied contestants and 21.730 dinars collected! We expect another donation from the Palilula Municipality for the second day of the tournament in the amount of 100.000 dinars, so the total amount collected on Ada Huja is 121.730 dinars. Great support to the mission of “Trojka iz bloka”!

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In the pause of the tournament an exhibition match between the youngest members of the basketball club “Karaburma basket” was played, and the present people had the opportunity to enjoy in the performance of the rapper Uncle Dzo, who is using each opportunity to become the part of the mission of “Trojka iz bloka”. Popular Belgrade DJ “Voice” was responsible for good music and atmosphere during the tournament. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs owes special thank to Café “Dilema” on Ada Huja for the technical support to the tournament. The champion of Ada Huja was Jovan Graic who won the gold medal and the trophy, Marko Zigic won the second place, while Nemanja Savic won the third place. The manifestation Weekend of “Trojka iz bloka” was supported by many media. TV Studio B and Happy TV were present on Ada Huja. Tv Internet portal of the Palilula municipality was broadcasting live both tournaments. Many significant media, daily newspapers and Internet portals were reporting of Weekend: Blic, B92, Dan u Beogradu, Start Srbija, Telegraf and many others. We congratulate and thank everyone who came and supported the two-day manifestation Weekend of “Trojka iz bloka” in Palilula.

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We all give a little so that someone could get a lot! And we know that the help to the multiple children socially endangered families is a great deal! We continue, together! Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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VIDOVDAN CELEBRATION IN CHICAGO

Slavko Pantovic and Nebojsa Zivkovic

On Vidovdan in Chicago a magnificent and traditional Vidovdan celebration was held, organized by the Serbian National Defense Council of America who celebrates this day as the slava of the organization. In the full hall of the Nova Gracanica monastery, after the greeting of the host, the Bishop of the Diocese of New Gracanica – Midwestern America Longin, the keynote speaker and special guest from London, England was dr Srboljub Zivanovic, an anthropologist and president of the International Commission for the Truth on Jasenovac, who was talking of all the aspects regarding this terrible concentration camp in which Serbs, Jews and Roma were killed, while the historian dr Srdja Trifkovic complemented the theme from the historical point of view. On the previous day, on Saturday, the regular 74th annual congress of the Serbian National Defense Council was held. It would be remembered by the decision of the delegates to award the current president Slavko Panovic the title of honorable president and the Order of SND of first order for his homelike management of this organization for the last 22 years. The leader of the young generation, Mr. Nebojsa Zivkovic who was the vice-president of SND, was elected as new president. The delegates of the congress of Serbian National Defense, aware of the still difficult position of Serbs in Serbia, the Republic of Srpska, Montenegro, Croatia and Macedonia, adopted the Resolution in which, among other things, they greeted the Government of the Republic of Serbia with the message not to forget nor neglect the Serbian national interests, glorious Serbian history and Serbian orthodoxy in everything it does for Serbia.

They greeted His Holiness the Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church Irinej and sent him the message to do everything in his power to sustain the unity of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and in their greeting to Serbs in Montenegro, Macedonia, and Croatia, they paid special attention to those in the Province Kosovo and Metohija, saying that the Serbian Diaspora hadn’t forgotten them.

They also greeted the Central Board of SND in Chicago, headed by the long-standing president Slavko Panovic, under whose leadership this old Serbian patriot organization never departed from the Serbian way and nurturing of Serbian values, and also the revision of the big historical injustice towards General Draza Mihailovic, but they still insisted that not enough had been done until the grave of the first guerrilla fighter who dared not to recognize the capitulation in World War II was found. The Serbian National Defense of America on Vidovdan this year celebrated the 101st year of its existence. Its first president was a worldwide scientist and inventor Prof. Dr. Mihajlo Pupin, while the organization was restored by the famous Serbian poet and diplomat Jovan Ducic.

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SFS DONOR BOX IN “MERKUR�

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs in cooperation with our friends from the Shopping Mall Merkur set in mid-June the donor box in the ground floor of the Shopping Mall Karaburma. The total income which will be collected in the box will be used to help the socially endangered Serbian families with many children. On this occasion we thank our friends from the Shopping Mall Merkur which is located in the Mirijevski bulevar 18b in Belgrade.

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Petroleum Industry of Serbia (NIS) launched a public tender under the name of “ZAJEDNICI ZAJEDNO 2015” (TOGETHER FOR COMMUNITY 2015), for funding projects involving sports, culture, environment, science and social welfare. The Public was invited to apply, and after the deadline for application passed, expert committee chose the best projects. The sportscharity “Trojka iz Bloka” project, submitted by the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs was chosen among the best ones in Belgrade and it was given funds in the amount of 317,000 RSD!

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 Projects were submitted from areas determined by the NIS’s strategy of social responsibility: The Energy of Sports, Culture without Borders, the Energy of Knowledge, Helping Socially Disadvantaged Groups and Environmental Protection. The sports-charity “Trojka iz Bloka” project was among 152 projects from 11 cities throughout Serbia which received considerable funds for the realization of ideas.

Promotion of sports and healthy lifestyles, accessibility to sports activities, getting children and the young involved, constitute just some of the conditions that our tournament fulfilled. We are proud that so many good ideas exist in our country, and we are proud of being among the best! We share our joy with our esteemed sponsors, donors and technical sponsors, and especially with all past and future participants of the tournament!

We wish to thank NIS for the allocated funds, and also all of you who are the part of the big “Trojka iz Bloka” family! This is the success we achieved together, because we all contributed to the fact that the “Trojka iz Bloka” project has been seen and recognized in the best possible light. The energy and idea of the three-point shooting tournament, which everybody can be part of, the young and the old, has already won our hearts, and is now winning a better tomorrow for all of us!

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Monthly Report for June SFS STOPPED AT JARINJE

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 This is what Nemanja Bisevac, representative of the Student Parliament of the University of Pristina with a temporary headquarters in Kosovska Mitrovica, said for KoSSev in a telephone statement from Raska. Nemanja says that they anticipated possible problems at Jarinje, which is why, days before sending the shipment, activists of the “Serbs for Serbs” were engaged in providing all the necessary documents needed from Serbia, and students from Kosovska Mitrovica, through the Mayor’s office, contacted the EU office a week earlier and presented them the details, but the EU office indirectly assured them that there “should not be any problems,” since it was a humanitarian shipment.

Healthcare center vehicle from Kosovska Mitrovica, which was transporting humanitarian shipment – equipment for maternity ward of hospital in Kosovska Mitrovica, was returned this afternoon from the former Jarinje administrative border crossing, which is now an integrated crossing. The shipment was returned because the hospital in Kosovska Mitrovica “does not have the operation license of the Republic of Kosovo,” explained a customs officer to the delegation accompanying the shipment – representatives of the Student Parliament of the University of Kosovska Mitrovica and the organization Serbs for Serbs. The students and activists of the Serbs for Serbs waited for four hours to cross the co called integrated crossing, but with no success. They only managed to “save” the shipment from being confiscated by the Kosovo customs officers and they managed to transport it to a Serbian town nearest to Jarinje – the town of Raska. Sterilizers, scales with altimeter for measuring newborns, ECG devices and pressure gauges will be stored there most probably until another temporary humanitarian solution is found, which is how health centers and hospitals in the North are supplied with medicines and other medical supplies from Central Serbia.

“Today we were lucky, because we managed to make an arrangement with the Mayor’s office to save the equipment from being confiscated, and transport it here, in Raska,” added Bisevac. The equipment for the safe birth of newborns from Kosovska Mitrovica is stored from today in “private accommodation with some relatives” and will wait for the temporary humanitarian solution, in order to be transported to the hospital in Kosovska Mitrovica in the following days. The shipment, worth about 8,000 Euros, comprises sterilizers, scales with altimeter for measuring newborns, ECG devices and pressure gauges. The Charity organization “Serbs for Serbs” raised funds for helping the maternity ward of the hospital in Kosovska Mitrovica in a recent “Trojka iz Bloka” charity action, well-known throughout Serbia, which was held in Northern Kosovska Mitrovica, and through funds collected from donations to a special SMS number.

“We spent four hours at the border crossing. All documents, prepared by the organization “Serbs for Serbs,” are valid and they clearly state the list and origin of the goods, i.e., that this is a humanitarian shipment. The healthcare center did us a favor by providing the vehicle for transporting the aid, but the Kosovo customs officer immediately told us that the shipment was not allowed to cross the border, because the hospital in Kosovska Mitrovica does not have the operation license of the Republic of Kosovo.” Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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SFS GUESTS ON RTV PANCEVO

On June 10, representative of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS, Milos Simovic, was a guest on RTV Pancevo on the “Dobro jutro” show. The work of the organization was presented, especially regarding the sports-charity TROJKA IZ BLOKA project www.trojkaizbloka.org – which has already been held in six cities in 2015 – Belgrade, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kraljevo, Uzice, Nis and Novi Sad. ……………………………………………………….......

SFS GUESTS ON TV NASA

On June 18, representative of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS, Milos Simovic, was a guest on TV Nasa on the “Uz jutarnju kafu” show. The work of the organization was presented, especially regarding the sports-charity TROJKA IZ BLOKA project www.trojkaizbloka.org – which has already been held in six cities in 2015 – Belgrade, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kraljevo, Uzice, Nis and Novi Sad. ……………………………………………………….......

GREAT HELP FOR SFS FROM GERMANY

SFS GUESTS ON TV MOST

On June 29, representative of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS, Mladen Matijasevic, and president of the Student Parliament of the University of Pristina with a temporary headquarters in Kosovska Mitrovica, Miroslav Milic, were guests on TV Most, on the Jutarnji program show. The work of the organization was presented, especially regarding the big project of helping the maternity ward of the hospital in Kosovska Mitrovica.

The Serbian Cultural Center “Nikola Tesla” is gathering the Serbian community in the German city of Hagen for more than 20 years. The association has the goal of preserving the Serbian origin, culture and ideals, with the aim of surviving in Diaspora as a recognizable and representative Serbian society. Thanks to numerous donations from the members and friends of the SKC “Nikola Tesla” for the help to the flooded families in Serbia and the Republic of Srpska in 2014, it donated 5.200 EUR to the organization SERBS FOR SERBS which will conduct the projects of help to the families in Obrenovac and Doboj during the summer.

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Vasa Mijic At the beginning of March, 2015, the Charity organization SRBS FOR SERBS established a cooperation with Telekom, Telenor and Vip mobile service providers to start a charity SMS number 7763 in Serbia.

At the beginning of March, 2015, the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS, in cooperation with mobile service providers Telekom, Telenor and Vip, started a national campaign for helping socially disadvantaged families throughout Serbia. Through the charity SMS number 7763 in Serbia, during April and May, 3,131 messages were sent: 1,636 messages in April, and 1, 495 in May. The charity campaign continues. It is sufficient to send an empty SMS or an SMS with any text you want. Your message will be charged at 100 RSD (without the charge of your service provider). We extend our deep gratitude to all donors and friends of the organization who took part in the charity campaign of the organization SERBS FOR SERBS.

It is sufficient to send an empty SMS or an SMS with any text you want. Your message will be charged at 100 RSD (without the charge of your service provider). By sending a donation to this number, you directly help children from Serbian multiple children families throughout the Balkans. Our famous national volleyball team player, Vasa Mijic, and our most famous car racer, Dusan Borkovic, supported the action of sending a message to 7763 (in Serbia) in a short video message. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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Donors in June : 1. Compass Fuel donation box (IL) - $ 15 2. Balkan Bakery donation box (IL) - $ 10 3. Beograd Café donation box (IL) - $ 10 4. Nada's Deli & Bakery d. box (IL) - $ 25 5. St. Nikola, Brookfield d.box (IL) - $ 15 6. Bubamara cafe d. box (IL) - $ 10 7. Aleksandar Tanasic (CAN) - $ 25 8. Marko Saric - $ 20 9. Edge Of The Woods motel Lukic (WI) - $ 50 10. Mirjana Males - $ 20 11. www.usaserbs.net (IL) - $ 25 12. Radomans Framing (CA) - $ 15 13. Srdjan Gavrilovic (GA) - $ 15 14. Slavica Ristic - $ 20 15. Margareta Curcic (CAN) - $ 30 16. Mladen Subotic - $ 100 17. Zeljka Bucalo - $ 25 18. Darko Trencev (IL) - $ 15 19. Milan Dobras (AZ) - $ 15 20. Tihomir Bajic (CA) - $ 100 21. www.designswww.com - $ 15 22. Slavisa Karach (GA) - $ 25 23. Ivan Aksentijevic (MD) - $ 25 24. Andreja Simovic (CA) - $ 300 25. Dragana Beara (CAN) - $ 50 26. Dragana Nikolic (TX) - $ 25 27. Marko Popovic - $ 95,25 28. Vuk Radovic - $ 200 29. Ivan Radulovic (NY) - $ 25 30. Milan Zdrnja - $ 25 31. Irena Gumbert (CA) - $ 25 32. Aleksandar Micic (MO) - $ 15 33. Vesna Kozomora (IL) - $ 25 34. Helena Urukalo (CAN) - $ 15 35. Mitar Prentic - $ 15 36. Nikola Mrdakovic (IL) - $ 40 37. Predrag Kisa - $ 50 38. Trojka iz bloka Chicago (IL) - $ 5.775 39. B. Bojanic (CA) - $ 15 40. Zoran Starcevic - $ 20 41. Daniel Plavsic (WA) - $ 25 42. Nenad Milasinovic (Australia) - $ 25 43. Igor & Lana Glisic - $ 50 44. Milen Tesic (IL) - $ 20 45. Branislav Kalinic - $ 50 46. Protecta E. Services (Australia) - $ 15 47. Ivan Aksentijevic (MD) - $ 25 48. Daniel Maljevic (NY) - $ 15 49. Sinisa Domazet (GA) - $ 100

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50. Dragisa Djordjevic (MD) - $ 15 51. Vladimir Milosavljevic - $ 25 52. David Gavric (IN) - $ 50 53. Marko Saric - $ 20 54. Marta Stojanovic (CAN) - $ 25 55. Biljana Bursac (CO) - $ 15 56. Srdjan Markovic (CA) - $ 25 57. Bojan Jovanovic (IL) - $ 25 58. Neven Cvetkovic (Sweden) - $ 50 59. iSerbApparel.com - $ 10 60. Dejan Davidovic (NY) - $ 25 61. Ankica D. (NJ) - $ 25 62. Делије Њујорк (PA) - $ 24 63. Luka Jovic - $ 25 64. Sasa Savic (TX) - $ 30 65. Sinisa Peric (MD) - $ 50 66. Brankica Paunovic - $ 25 67. Aleksandar Tanasic (CAN) - $ 25 68. Zoran Mladenovic (MD) - $ 100 69. Andreja Simovic (CA) - $ 100 _______________________________

TOTAL IN JUNE: $ 8.329

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