March 11, 2016

SZS at Krajisko prelo near Chicago

On Saturday, March 5, 2016, the Chicago chapter of Serbs for Serbs was invited to attend the event, “Krajisko Prelo” organized by the Udruzenje Krajiska Srba "Prelo" whose president Petar Putic, and Vice President Dusko Cuckovic. Avid followers of Serbs for Serbs, they wanted to start a working relationship with our organization to help Serbs in Srpska Krajina.

The event was held at the reception hall of the Nova Gracanica Monastery just outside of Chicago. The event was the annual meeting of the émigré from Srpska Krajina who have found their way to Chicago over the past decades.

President SFS USA Petko Petkovic

Every year, their organization holds their annual “Prelo” and in doing so, always choose to support a couple of project and collect donations for these projects. This year, among the three projects they chose to collect donations for, one was to go towards Serbs for Serbs for help to be delivered to Serbian families in Srpska Krajina. We will get the final amount to be donated after their organizations annual meeting schedule a few weeks from today, but so far, there is about $450 already collected for Serbs for Serbs to provide aid to Serbian families in Krajina.

The evening’s event was extremely well attended. The gathering collected over 400 people and was an example of how Serbs can gather together to be festive and provide help at the same time. Along with the Consulate General of Serbia, Dejan Radulovic, there were many distinguished guests including well known actors, musicians and folklore ensemble like Folklorni Ensemble Bozur.

Consistantly through the evening, we were pleasantly surprised by the amount of people who very very aware of our charitable organization and the work we do. Specifically, they followed very closely our Easter and Christmas Charity actions in Krajina. Other than Serbs from Krajina, they felt we were one of the only Charity Organizations who truly help in Srpska Krajina.

We are truly very proud to have been invited by a wonderful organization such as Udruzenje Krajiski Srba Prelo who have been united for 15 years.

SFS Chicago

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