Donors urged to help flood victims

All those who wish to help the citizens affected by the flooding in Serbia can do so by donating food, water, clothes and blankets.

Source: B92
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In Belgrade, clothes, shoes, and money donations are accepted at the Ateks location in 7 Milorada Jovanovića St. Food and water can be given at Interkomerc, in 31 Omladinskih Brigada St.

Outside of the capital, citizens who wish to help the flood victims are advised to go to local self-governments and the Red Cross.

A list of locations where aid is collected (in Serbian)

Those who wish can send a text message to 1003 from all mobile networks in Serbia and thus donate RSD 100. The money will go to the special account of the Serbian government.

Radio B92 and the B92 Fund will be collecting donations at the REX Cultural Center in 16 Jevrejska Street on Saturday, from 10:00 until 20:00 CET.

B92 is appealing on all those who can to donate bottled water, canned food, clothes, blankets, and hygiene products. All the donations will be taken over by the Belgrade Emergency Situations HQ and delivered to those in need.

The Serbian Orthodox Church has set aside RSD 10 million for the flooded areas and will form a special fund that will help deal with the consequences of the natural disaster.

The Serbian government has made an appeal on motor boat owners to make them available to the rescuers in Obrenovac. The MUP has set up a call center to provide more information about how to help, and announced these phone numbers:

+ 381 11 312 0741, + 381 11 312 0741, + 381 11 312 0739, + 381 11 312 0739, + 381 11 312 9939, + 381 11 312 9939, + 381 11 312 0742, + 381 11 312 0742, + 381 11 312 0646, + 381 11 312 0646, and the email: pomoc.vanrednasituacija@mup.gov.rs

More details about how to send money donations can be found on the government's website

Many companies, including RTB Bor, METRO Cash & Carry, VIP Srbija, sport clubs Red Star, Partizan, and Vojvodina have also made donations to those most in need.

Thus RTB Bor donated RSD 6 million worth of blankets, food, water, and boats, while METRO Cash & Carry provided 10,000 bottles of water and 7,000 items of canned food, and pledged to continue to help those affected.

The Mercator retail chain provided goods worth RSD 2.3 million.

The mobile operator VIP made six of its satellite phones available for use to the Emergency Situations Sector.

Companies Atlantic Group and Zlatiborac have sent food donations.

The municipality of Novi Pazar will give the municipalities of Koceljeva, Ub, and Osečina RDS 200,000 each.

The humanitarian organization "Srbi za Srbe" which gathers several thousand members from the country and the diaspora worldwide, has announced its campaign to help the victims of the flooding. The details can be found at the organization's website, www.srbizasrbe.org and its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/srbizasrbe.

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