RIT CROATIA STUDENTS DONATED FUNDS TO HELP THOSE AFFECTED BY THE FLOODS Zagreb, August 20th 2014
Students of RIT Croatia made a donation to the Croatian Red Cross today with the aim to help those affected by the floods that have damaged this region not so long ago. Marina Ćaleta, RIT Croatia students’ representative, awarded a symbolic check to Robert Markt, the Executive President of the Croatian Red Cross.
"I am very proud to be able to represent all our students on this occasion and would like to use this opportunity to invite all Croatian citizens to continue donating and helping because there is still so much to be done. Our Student Government has received these funds from our parent university, Rochester Institute of Technology. We have donated them to the Croatian Red Cross to help all those in need”, said Marina Ćaleta. She explained the whole story: "This event is actually connected to something that happened this March when we travelled to the RIT Dubai campus for a consortium, bringing together Student Government members from all of RIT’s campuses. Dr. James Watters, Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration of RIT showed us a selfie with Mr. Bill Clinton in it, and had challenged us to do better than that. We found a photo of Mr. Clinton at the Dubai campus and decided to make a joint selfie with that photo of Mr. Clinton in it. We clearly did well since each campus received an award of 1,000 USD! Inspired by the unity and solidarity as shown by people of the whole region during the floods, we had no doubts what to do with those funds but donate them. We wanted to help and motivate others to help as well. "
Executive President of the Croatian Red Cross, Mr. Robert Markt thanked all RIT Croatia students and added: „We are happy that you have recognized the Croatian Red Cross as an organization that helps those affected by the floods. We hope that other people will follow your lead because the job is not done and a lot of people still need our help. "