Three families move into houses donated by FIVB, CEV and Serbian Federation
News from the CEV
Belgrade, Serbia, December 14, 2016. The members of three Serbian families were recently given the keys to move into their new houses in the city of Ub. These houses were constructed thanks to donations made by the FIVB, the CEV, and the Volleyball Federation of Serbia to help people affected by the floods that struck the Balkans in May 2014.
CEV President and FIVB 2nd Executive Vice-President Aleksandar Boričić, the Lord Mayor of Ub, Darko Glisic, and Mr Ivan Knezevic, Secretary General of the Volleyball Federation of Serbia, officially handed over the keys to the families and unveiled plaques with the names of the respective donors.
The ceremony was attended also by Mr Predrag Perunicic, State Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Serbia, Mr Dane Korica, Advisor to the President of the Sports Federation of Serbia, Mr Aleksandar Jovanovic Dzajic, Deputy Mayor of Ub, Mr Ivan Lukovic, general director of Iva Invest, i.e. the company that built the houses, and by a number of officials representing the Volleyball Federation of Serbia, i.e. Marketing Director Zoran Avramovic, Technical Director Dragutin Cuk and Competitions Director Dusan Keser.
Ms Tanja Bozovic, a single mother to four children, will move into a house that was donated by the CEV. The house built with the funds provided by the FIVB will be the new home to the Jovanovic family, a household consisting of four brothers and a sister.
Mr Vladimir Stojanovic, a single father, will move together with his two daughters and one son into the house that was donated by the Volleyball Federation of Serbia.
The Volleyball Federation of Serbia launched back in 2014 a project designed to build houses for victims of the 2014 floods that hit the Balkan region, in cooperation with the Public Investment Management Office of the Republic of Serbia.
“When this major disaster happened in 2014, I collected photos from the affected areas and showed it to my friends in the FIVB and the CEV, and to some people from the national Volleyball federations all around. They all promised to help, and I am happy that now, finally, we can officially donate these first three houses to people in need. I wish all the families and their children a prosperous and healthy life in these new premises,” Mr Boričić said.
“This project will continue, and I expect sometimes during the spring of 2017 we will be able to deliver and donate another three houses, built thanks to the donations made by the FIVB, the CEV and the Azerbaijan Volleyball Federation. These houses will be constructed in the town of Lucani. Finally, the last three houses will be built in Sjenica, I hope. We started this practice in the city of Kraljevo several years ago, and when we complete the project, hopefully we will have a total of 10 houses delivered as a result of our efforts. FIVB President Ary S. Graça F° is our great friend, and we expect more help in the future from our friends all over the world,” the CEV President concluded.