On May 23rd, ISKCON Hungary has sent a group of volunteers to the flood and landslide affected Bosnia. The group will assist ISKCON Bosnia’s humanitarian work and will deliver emergency funds collected by the Hungarian community.
The floods in the Balkans have hit tens of thousands in Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia, affecting Krishna-believers, too. The local ISKCON devotees responded immediately, and now in Serbia they distribute 1,300 plates, in Bosnia an additional 500 plates of hot meal daily.
The hot nutricious vegetarian meal is warmly welcomed by the people, most of whom had barely eaten or drunk for days, as even ef they had access to canned food, they had no means to cook it.
The volunteers serve the victims with lunch in make-shift shelters at schools, gyms and hotels.
From day one, ISKCON devotees and monks in Serbia and Bosnia have been serving the people in several shifts daily. It is a very hard work and they happily accept any help – ingredients to cook from, cookware, cooks, other manpower, vehicles, as well as money.
Having served in several flood and other natural disaster affected areas, ISKCON’s Hungary’s volunteers are experienced humanitarian workers. Primarily, they will help in the Sarajevo area by cooking, serving, driving and taking care of the victims in many other ways. Also, they deliver and supervise the appropriate usage of donations collected in Hungary.
Jun 25, 2022
Radhapriya Chawla, ISKCON Toronto Communications