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Fundraising for the people of Kosovo and Metohija

$16,650 of $22,500 goal

Raised by 46 people in 8 months
Created November 30, 2018
Bay Area Serbs
My name is Djordje Milic. 
I was born and raised in Serbia, where I finished my school and earned BA diploma. 
Today my family and I  leave in Walnut Creek, California. 

Last year (during summer 2018) I spent some time on  Kosovo and Metohija where I visited some of Serbian Orthodox Monasteries. One of them was monastery Draganac, where I spend wonderful  week. I met all monks and Abbot  Ilarion who told me for some of their plans and wish to renovate house on monastery property that can be used for guests  and their economy. 

That's how an idea of raising money for that project  was born.

All money from this campaign will go toward work
required to finish construction on this building.  
Couple bigger items on project scope:
sewer line, bringing water and electric to the house and finishing plumbing and electric inside the house. Estimated cost to do that is $22,500 done by local engineering company.

The plan is that funds raised through campaign, I take with me and deliver in person to Monastery Draganac through my next visit that I am planning this summer (Jun-July). If that changed money will be send to Monastery through the WesternUnion or through bank accounts (depending which method we decided is the best for Monastery).

Thank you all
Djordje Milic 


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At present, Draganac Monastery is the only living monastery in eastern Kosovo and as such, it is thus of exceptionally great importance to the local people in that region. The surrounding population lives in a very difficult economic situation. Quite often, Draganac Monastery is the only place they can turn to, not only for spiritual help but for material aid as well.

The Monastery is seeking financial help in order to make possible the renovation of several buildings on the Monastery property. This renovation is of crucial importance as the Monastery’s active use of the land prevents it from potentially being taken away from the Monastery, as far too often happens with Serbian land in Kosovo and Metohija. It thus also improves life for the Serbs living in the vicinity of the Monastery. On this particular project, as with all other construction work that takes place in Draganac, the local population is employed in the work, and this provides them with much-needed income, and in some cases is their only source of income.

Helping the Monastery is a lasting support to the Orthodox faith, Serbian culture, and the Serbian people living in Kosovo and Metohija.

Together we can offer them our support in their battle, showing them that even if we are separated by many thousands of miles, our hearts are still with them in Kosovo.
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Father Ilarion from Draganac - Божићна Честитка и Захвалница - Christmas Greetings
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Lets keep this going...и када је најтеже да градимо за будућност.
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Thanks you all for support!!! It looks like we are all becoming part
of wonderful project – building Monastery Draganac Village house.

We had very nice evening on fundraiser last night in Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in Moraga. The program was great and it looks like everybody enjoyed .

We raised $10,081. But lets keep this going
and hopefully we can have Village House build and finished.

Још једном хвала свима који учествујете у овоме у нади даћете једнога дана моћи да одете посетите манастир Драганац и видите у чему смо учествовали.
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The people of Kosovo and Metohija have been exposed for a long time with constant pressure that is increasing from day to day.
Don’t let them feel alone in their fight!
Lets offer them our support in their battle, showing them that even if we are separated by many thousands of miles, our hearts are still with them in Kosovo and Metohija.
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$16,650 of $22,500 goal

Raised by 46 people in 8 months
Created November 30, 2018
Bay Area Serbs
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