Calgary Bosnians fundraise for flood victims

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

Roughly $8,000 already raised for the Red Cross efforts in Bosnia

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.