Earthquake in Petrinja – Proud To Be A Croatian

UNITED IN HELPING THE ONES IN NEED

At a time when most Croats are on their knees, tormented by the epidemic, the economic downturn, locked in their own homes, we once again shown how humane we are during the earthquake in Petrinja and neighboring towns Glina and Sisak.

It all began on December 29 when a terrible earthquake with magnitude 6,4 on the Richter Scale hit the central part of Croatia, with its epicenter in Petrinja, 60 km from the capital. In the next days more earthquakes with magnitudes around 2,5 on the Richter Scale destroyed what remained. The first one is considered the strongest earthquake in Europe since 1880. Once again, the disaster united us as the nation. In just 24 hours, the whole country rose to its feet. People immediately organized and started collecting clothes, shoes, bedding, towels, and building materials. My little neighbor sent her favorite teddy to a some homeless child. Families barely surviving themselves set aside some money from their modest budget and bought food and toiletries, baby diapers and water. The whole area of Petrinja, Glina and Sisak was without electricity and drinking water.

One nation, one heart

Once again, after the Homeland War in the ‘90s, the Croats showed that we can be united. It was impressive to watch construction machinery, campers, trucks with humanitarian aid from all over Croatia heading to that area on New Year’s Eve. And these were not services trained for situations like this, these were small entrepreneurs, ordinary people who at this time wanted to help others.

So many people spent New Year’s holidays volunteering and helping those whose life was shattered in moments during the earthquake in Petrinja and its surroundings. They distributed food and necessities, cleared the ruins in a search for survivors, improvised tents and other accommodations for those without homes. Social medias are overwhelmed with messages, people are offering accommodations for survivors, financial support, whatever they have. And that is why I proudly say: I am Croatian. And the whole of Croatia today is Petrinja, Glina, and Sisak.

Earthquake in Petrinja

Earthquake in Petrinja – Proud To Be A Croatian

UNITED IN HELPING THE ONES IN NEED

At a time when most Croats are on their knees, tormented by the epidemic, the economic downturn, locked in their own homes, we once again shown how humane we are during the earthquake in Petrinja and neighboring towns Glina and Sisak.

It all began on December 29 when a terrible earthquake with magnitude 6,4 on the Richter Scale hit the central part of Croatia, with its epicenter in Petrinja, 60 km from the capital. In the next days more earthquakes with magnitudes around 2,5 on the Richter Scale destroyed what remained. The first one is considered the strongest earthquake in Europe since 1880. Once again, the disaster united us as the nation. In just 24 hours, the whole country rose to its feet. People immediately organized and started collecting clothes, shoes, bedding, towels, and building materials. My little neighbor sent her favorite teddy to a some homeless child. Families barely surviving themselves set aside some money from their modest budget and bought food and toiletries, baby diapers and water. The whole area of Petrinja, Glina and Sisak was without electricity and drinking water.

Earthquake in Petrinja

One nation, one heart

Once again, after the Homeland War in the ‘90s, the Croats showed that we can be united. It was impressive to watch construction machinery, campers, trucks with humanitarian aid from all over Croatia heading to that area on New Year’s Eve. And these were not services trained for situations like this, these were small entrepreneurs, ordinary people who at this time wanted to help others.

So many people spent New Year’s holidays volunteering and helping those whose life was shattered in moments during the earthquake in Petrinja and its surroundings. They distributed food and necessities, cleared the ruins in a search for survivors, improvised tents and other accommodations for those without homes. Social medias are overwhelmed with messages, people are offering accommodations for survivors, financial support, whatever they have. And that is why I proudly say: I am Croatian. And the whole of Croatia today is Petrinja, Glina, and Sisak.

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