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Another American Trying to Help Serbia

30 Aug

One thing I really enjoy in the morning is opening my mail and reading all my emails, comments, Facebook messages, and Youtube messages. Take it from me, they are not all positive. 🙂  I receive numerous amounts of “HATE MAIL” too. The mail I tend to enjoy the most is from other Americans and foreigners that traveled to Serbia and left with the same feelings as me.

Mr Robert Osborne sent me a letter on Monday. He is an American that  traveled to Serbia in 2010 out of curiosity. He left with many of the same feelings that I did. Since 2010, he travels to Serbia three or four times a year!!! He works for a very successful fundraising company and had the opportunity to meet with many Serbian owned charity organizations during his travels to Serbia. He said he was shocked at how passionate most of the employees were. They told him that many times they go without a salary, but realize how important their jobs are! He offered his assistance to a number of Serbian charity organizations. One of his speeches was delivered in Serbian!  He found out that the majority of Serbian owned charities throughout Serbia wanted his help reaching the SERBIAN DIASPORA!! In case the word “diaspora” is foreign to you, it means : someone who has to flee their homeland due to war, strife, persecution, etc. We all know that hundreds of thousands of Serbians were forced out of their homeland during the numerous wars they have encountered from the 1940’s till the early 2000’s. The large majority of them would do anything to see that their country and countrymen are taken care of. I have been honored to have met members of the Serbian community from many different countries…. Australia, Norway, Sweden, Canada, Germany,  France, England, Denmark, The Netherlands , Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland, etc…. It is shocking to see and hear the amount of LOVE they still hold for their country. It is truly amazing!

Back to Mr Osborne…….. He decided to do something positive for the Serbian community and to assist the Serbian owned charities. He has created a fundraising campaign on the world-famous site IndieGoGo.           http://www.indiegogo.com/jaserbia?a=1145580           Please, please take a moment and watch the video and read about this fantastic mission. I threw in a few dollars and would love to see the rest of you DIASPORA do the same! I know money is hard thing to part with in this day and age, but everyone has $5. Why not ignore your craving and leave that  pack of smokes at the store, don’t drink that 6 pack this weekend, stay at home and eat a bologna sandwich tonight!  I am not a Serb, but will always hold them dear to my heart. If you are unable to donate ANYTHING…. PLEASE SHARE THE LINK or shoot him a message of THANKS!!! Exposure is what this campaign needs!

Robert also started a blog about Serbs. http://serbianngonetwork.org  I would appreciate you taking the time to check it out !! He is a good man with a big heart! People like him are hard to come by. He doesn’t get paid to do this, he just does it because he cares! These people need to be recognized in this greedy, corrupt, and cruel world. THANK YOU, ROBERT!

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5 Comments

Posted by on August 30, 2012 in Through my eyes

 

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5 responses to “Another American Trying to Help Serbia

  1. Sasa

    August 30, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    That link serbianngonetwork.org aint working .

     
    • cather76

      September 1, 2012 at 12:46 am

      thanks for telling me!!!!

       
  2. ParadoxGentleman

    August 30, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    It didn`t started in 1940`s, it started back in the time of Balkan Wars before 1900 and it`s still going on. Sad but true!

     
  3. Robert Osborne

    August 31, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    You can tell I’m technically challenged. Link should be http://serbianngonetwork.org

     

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