Flooding in the Balkans

A man waits to be rescued from his house during heavy floods in Vojskova, May 19, 2014. More than a quarter of Bosnia's four million people have been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in more than a century, the government said on Monday, warning of "terrifying" destruction comparable to the country's 1992-95 war. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) - RTR3PUQP (Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters)

Calgary's Bosnian community is working together to help those in the flood ravaged country.

A fundraiser held Sunday in Calgary saw hundreds of people cram into the Slovenian Canadian Club of Calgary to donate what they could to the Red Cross efforts in Bosnia and the Balkan region.

Tens of thousands of people have been forced out of their homes by the worst flooding in the Balkans since record keeping began 120 years ago.

Three months worth of rain fell on the region in three days and likely dislodged land mines planted during Bosnia's 1992-95 war.

"What I'm really hoping for is that people aren't going to suffer," said Dzenana Redzepovic, who attended the fundraiser. "They've suffered once before during the war and now they're recovering. I just don't want them to go through it again."

So far, roughly $8,000 has been raised for the Red Cross efforts.

The community is still working on raising more to help friends and family back home.

To donate to the Red Cross relief efforts in the Balkans, click here.