CiaoDC is saddened by the devastation of Central Italy's Earthquake - with rising death tolls of 290 and hundreds more injured among them several children. Towns in three regions were devastated by the quake - Umbria, Lazio and Marche and could be felt as far away as Bologna in the north and Naples in the South. The worst catastrophe to strike this country since the Earthquake in the Abruzzo region in 2009.
In an effort to help restore this great country, we have partnered with the Italian American Relief.org. The monies raised through this fund will be directed to a specific project requested by the town in response to the Earthquake aftermath.
The Italian American Relief was created to respond to the earthquake in Emilia Romagna in 2012. From that effort, $250,000 was raised by partnering with corporations and multiple Italian American organizations throughout the country in order to support reconstruction of the school for disabled youth in the region.
“The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) created the Italian American Relief Fund as a vehicle for fundraising in response to the Emilia Romagna earthquake in 2012. Our goal today, as it was then, is to provide a united front for Italian American organizations and individuals to rally behind a single cause. The more we raise together, the greater impact we can have on the devastated areas of Central Italy. Our hearts are with all the victims and their families,” NIAF President and Chief Operation Officer, John M. Viola.
To contribute to rebuilding Italy, please make a donation at this link. Together we can rebuild Italy! Thank you in advance for your support!