July 07, 2016

Serbs from Canada donated $60,000 to SFS


SFS Canada has received $60,000 CA from Windsor's Gračanica Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church Congregation to deliver aid to families in Serbia and Republika Srpska. These areas were hardest hit by devastating floods over the past two years, including the most recent one earlier this spring.

Days ago, SFS Canada representatives travelled to Windsor to meet with Gračanica Church Board President, Peter Dobrich, Nikola Zubić, First Vice-President and Denise Chuk, Secretary, who presented SFS Canada's President Angelina Račić and Vice-President Mira Brkić with a $60,000 CA cheque, funds collected over a two-year period by Windsor Serbs.

"SFS Canada thanks the Gračanica Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church and surrounding Windsor community for its faith in our organization. We look forward to working with them to fulfil our joint commitment to help Serbian families improve their lives despite adverse and trying conditions," President Angelina Račić said.

"Gračanica church members and parishioners are keenly aware of the hardship our Serbian Brothers and Sisters live through as they literally and figuratively weather storms in their lives. SFS Canada's track record of being transparent, accountable and results-driven makes it the right organization to help us help those in need," stated Gračanica Church Board President, Peter Dobrich.

SFS Canada, working with SZS in Belgrade, is in the process of identifying families in need of help. Regular updates on the "Windsor Project" will be featured on SFS Canada's FB page.

SFS Canada was established in 2014, incorporated in 2015 and received charitable status in the spring of 2016. To date, it has raised more than $100K to help Serbian families in the Balkans who live in poverty by providing the basic necessities of life to improve their living conditions.

SFS Canada's call-to-action is:

When Serbs come together, good things happen! Children are our future!

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