CBAid Brings Relief to Churches in Zagreb, Karlovac and Velika Gorica after Earthquake and Coronavirus
Croatia, March 4th – 8th CBAid, the humanitarian organization of the Croatian Baptist Union has procured and delivered aid to Baptist churches in Karlovac, Zagreb and Velika Gorica, to help pastors continue to provide charity support to the most vulnerable groups in their context.
In cooperation with SEND International, CBAid launched an emergency response project, providing, in its initial phase, food packages, hygiene items and psychological support together with pastors, who are in direct contact with the most vulnerable population. All with the purpose of strengthening capacities of local churches in their care for the marginalized and the vulnerable. Thanks to pastors and elders in the field, Ladislav Ružička, Mihal Kreko, Teofil Mršić, Danijel Čeh, Danko Tomanić, and CBAid’s mobile teams who mapped the needs, procured and delivered packages, we have reached out to many of those most vulnerable, who rely on this kind of support in this time of crisis.
CBAid has been strengthening capacities of local churches for many years, including in the most recent events, i.e. floods in Gunja, Rajevo Selo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014, as well as the refugee crisis 2015 – 2020, where we supported and partnered with churches in Slavonia, and their leadership through various charity and educational projects.
The Covid-19 pandemic and the government imposed restrictions that came about as a result of the pandemic, as well as the strongest earthquake to hit Zagreb since 1880, have made the life of those most vulnerable even more difficult. There are urgent needs to respond to. CBAid’s mobile teams will continue working with the local churches and government structures, in order to provide the necessary aid and support long-term recovery efforts.
Donations to support CBAid disaster response efforts in Croatia, can be made through our account below.
If you wish to support Croatian Baptist Aid, send your donation to:
Account Name: RUKE NADE (this is Croatian registered name for CBA and means Hands of Hope)
Address : Radiceva 30, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Bank name: Privredna banka Zagreb
Bank address: Radnicka cesta 50, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Bank account / IBAN: HR3823400091110817743
SWIFT ID Code: PBZGHR2X