Cindy Marina, Miss Universe Albania 2019 has partnered with Forza For All 501(c)3 to aid in the AlbanianEarthquake Relief.Cindy has created “Come Together for Albania” to raise funds and support the communities and families effectedby the Durres Earthquake on 11/26/19.
Monies raised will go to the Dhuro online ne e-albania so local families can get the assistance they need during this difficult time. Dhuro is also an ongoing effort that will support the rebuilding of communities.
Come Together for Albania will give people more means to recover and provide hope to those in need.
Difficult times remind us of our innate strength to survive and our true desire to help one another. The giving thathas occurred in just the last 24 hours is simply unbelievable. Our people are incredibly generous, and I know thatwe will join together to recover, rebuild and support each other.
Come Together for Albania is another way thatwe can do that, and I look forward to raising funds in the weeks and months to come.For those of us who have had devastating losses, my heart goes out to you and I want you to know that Albanians all over the world are with you, praying for you and sending support in whatever way they can to help you, and us, heal. The donations that we collect will assist in this process and I look forward to being a leader in the long term effort to restore and rebuild.
The loss of so many homes and structures is devastating, and it will take us time to rebuild. When I look at thissituation and the technology and equipment that is available today, I am motivated to find solutions. I believe we can design even better buildings, and environments that will truly support the growth of our communities and families. There are so many incredible resources available to help us thrive, and I look forward to contributing toour future success.
Witnessing people from all different nations support our relief effort has helped me to understand that there is atremendous strength in both our global community and our human nature to help one another.
With this event sopresent in my mind and the people of our nation close my heart, I enter the Miss Universe contest with a differentunderstanding of community.
Twenty years ago, or fifty years ago, this kind of support was not possible. Even though we are in a very difficultsituation, it is important to see the positives, to remain hopeful and to cherish what we have and how far we’vecome.
As a young person and college student, I want to inspire our youth to unite for Albania and do whatever they canto support those in need. Simple things like helping to clear debris or make meals for elderly can truly make a big impact. If you aren’t able to give in person, donating to Come Together for Albania will help you to connect to thelocal efforts making a difference.
I have been invited to the Miss Universe contest on November 28th to represent our Nation, our people, and alsoto connect us with others. I see very clearly that when we help each other we are stronger, and I am more excited than ever to meet the representatives from other countries and to collaborate and to create new partnerships.
I will be arriving at Miss Universe in the next few days and I will share Albania’s message of hope and strength. I will walk with pride for our people and carry everyone in my heart so that all in need across the globe will have apresence and voice through me.”