Several years ago, I had a dream where I was driving around in a small van in Bosnia. At one point, I saw this small home covered in snow. As I got closer, I discovered an old fragile woman who had nothing. Her house was cold and empty. She was all alone without anyone to take care of her, or love her. My immediate thought was I need to help her. I started a fire and brought in the groceries I had in the van. We sat together, shared a cup of tea and talked about our lives while we waited for more wood to be delivered to her home. Once the extra wood was delivered, I left knowing she will be warm for the winter.
Little did I know that I was going to make the concept of this dream a reality. In the winter of 2016, I went to Bosnia to help several less fortunate families prepare for the winter. The trip left a lasting impression on me. After returning to St. Louis, Missouri, I decided to make it my mission to not only help individuals in Bosnia but also in the greater St. Louis area.
RukaNade started with two goals in mind. The first goal is to continue to help the less fortunate in Bosnia. The second goal is helping the homeless and less fortunate in the greater St. Louis area.
RukaNade focuses on giving relief to those struck by poverty in the United States and abroad by offering assistance and sustainable solutions. Our Mission is to give a hand, Hand of Hope.
What We Do
- Helping families in Bosnia with clothing, food, medicine, school supplies, livestock, utilities, shelter...
- Providing hot meals, clothing, baby items and activities for the homeless families Gateway 180 Shelter.
- Provided care packages for homeless living on the streets of Saint Louis.