Project Name: Save Cula Crasnaru from Groserea

Link: Facebook Fundraiser, Website

Community Partner: Asociatia Monumentum (ProfileWebsite )

Starting Date: February 2023

Financing: TBD

Project Status: In progress

Total Project Budget: $45,580

Financed by RUF: $1,000


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Short Description

Ambulance for monuments - Oltenia Vest has set out to save one of the most valuable asses in Oltenia, which is currently in an advanced state of degradation and needs urgent intervention before losing it for good.


It was built in the 18th century and is special because it is among the only ones that retain the original roof. The building is private property received in a deplorable state a few years ago and is currently in litigation. Still, the owner will facilitate obtaining accommodation for volunteers in the village. For Cula Crăsnaru, this emergency intervention is her last chance.

The works we are proposing follow the completion of the oak elements of the roof and the installation of 3-layer spruce cladding to protect the building from the weather; before this work, we will reside the degraded brick coronation and also restore the collapsed arches. Where cracks/fractures have appeared, these will be sewn into strips, injected with special non-invasive mortars, and reinforced by mounting in points of helicoidal rods. Other works will target adding the ceiling beams to the final level.

Asociatia Monumentum


The "Ambulance for Monuments" project is targeting, in a desperate race against time, the salvation from collapse and degradation of hundreds of Romanian threatened historical buildings that are listed.