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Croatian American Professionals donate medical equipment to earthquake-damaged hospitals in Zagreb

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ACAP Zagreb delivers the latest donation of medical equipment to earthquake-damaged hospitals in Zagreb (Photo: Association of Croatian American Professionals Foundation)

ZAGREB, 28 November 2020 – The Association of Croatian American Professionals Foundation (ACAP Foundation) provided the latest round of relief for hospitals damaged by the devastating earthquakes in Zagreb, Croatia on Thanksgiving Day. 

The Association’s local chapter, ACAP Zagreb, delivered the latest donation of medical equipment to earthquake-damaged hospitals in Zagreb, namely to departments of Pediatric Intensive Care (NICU) and Pediatric Hematology at the University Hospital Zagreb. 

These state-of-the-art portable GE VScan Ultrasound Extend devices are the first such devices delivered for pediatric use in Croatia.

“This latest round of relief is in addition to an already donated hybrid neonatal incubator and a neonatal resuscitation system, as well as a cash donation of $125,000 to help hospitals fight the COVID19 pandemic,” ACAP Foundation said in a statement. 

More than 450 ACAP members and their friends donated $193,000 toward the goal of $200,000. 

This is the first major fundraising effort for the ACAP Foundation since it launched last year. The foundation’s mission was intended to support a variety of initiatives aimed to encourage business and educational experiences in Croatia. 

However, after the recent earthquakes, it became very clear to ACAP members across the United States that the recent natural disaster and pandemic was an urgent call to react to Croatia’s human services crisis. 

Implementation of the ACAP Foundation’s donations in Croatia is led by ACAP Zagreb chapter president, attorney Don Markušić and other chapter members. Markušić also chairs the Foundation’s stewardship committee which provides oversight to ensure all donations reach their intended recipient. 

“If you would like to join our efforts, please visit this link. Donations to the ACAP Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law,” ACAP Foundation concluded. 

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