i posted this on twitter already but i know some of you don't follow me there and my account is set to private so...
two days ago, two earthquakes hit central croatia resulting in extensive damage in the towns of petrinja, sisak, glina and the villages around them. yesterday, an even bigger earthquake (6.3 magnitude) hit the same area. the entire city centre of petrinja is ruined with numerous collapsed buildings, it's the same in sisak and glina (in which 90% houses got destroyed), with houses in villages around them also destroyed. the hospitals in petrinja and sisak have had to evacuate their patients due to the damage.
as of right now there are 7 reported dead, including a little girl, and many more are hurt (there are no conclusive reports as to how many because the numbers keep rising). this is one of the poorest areas in croatia, previously heavily devastated by the homeland war. thousands of people have lost everything, the damage is massive. this earthquake was a lot bigger than the one that hit zagreb, our capital city, back in march.
if you can help with donations, here are two links:
+croatian red cross - unfortunately, they don't accept paypal or credit cards, just banking with a swift code provided
+solidarna foundation - this foundation previously already helped with the damages from the earthquake in march and other good causes and they do accept paypal and credit cards along with mobile/internet banking. previously it was only in croatian but i've edited in the link to the english version of the site that fully works and deleted my screenshots since they're no longer needed. though, you still need to enter the amount in HRK (croatian kuna - kn) (1 usd = 6,16 hrk / 1 eur = 7,54 hrk / 1 gbp = 8,31 hrk) - you can also just select one of the offered amounts.
(if i find more links, i'll put them as a reply and edit them here. i was reluctant to include personal gofundmes because i'm not entirely sure how they plan on helping/giving the money)
Edited by pirate grumpy cat