Christmas is supposed to be a time full of joy and happiness; however, this was not the case in Croatia last year. After Zagreb’s devastating earthquake on April 6th 2020, also the cities Petrinja, Sisak and Glina were shaken on December 29th, followed by major damages. The center of Petrinja was absolutely destroyed and lots of buildings were totally damaged, as well as our A1 shop in Sisak. Most of the people lost their homes and had to sleep outside under improvised tents waiting for the ground to stop shaking. This situation left nobody indifferent. Croatia united again and tried to help people in every way they could. That was the moment when A1 Croatia again discovered their real heroes: Marijan Osrečki, Marko Hranilović, Ivan Pusić, Nikola Polić, Tomislav Šebalj, Tomislav Sršen and the most experienced one Nenad Capar. Their managers allowed them to leave their regular duties and to go to Petrinja and Sisak to help the citizens in moving dangerous construction materials and to support people in need.
Nenad said right after he came back from Sisak and Petrinja.
Also Marko shared his story with us:
Smirilica – the calming melody
For a smiling end: A1 Croatia also started a crowdfunding campaign for the »Solidarna Foundation« with the aim to collect money to rebuilding the High School in Petrinja. Everyone can involve by donating through our »Do the right thing« fundraising platform. Each donator gets the ringtone Smirilica as a gift. In times when even the slightest vibration disturbs us, we noticed that mobile phone vibration made the situation worse. Therefore, we in Croatia offer a unique melody called »Smirilica« (a calming melody).
Listen to it here: