I’ve been so saddened and torn about the recent earthquake in Italy, and I wanted to post something here. When I read this post by Cristina on Un po’ di pepe~ I think she expressed everything I have been feeling. She also included helpful resources to check out for anyone interested in finding ways to help.
Enjoy. Please be sure to check out Cristina’s blog, as she also has a passion for Italy.
Una preghiera per le vittime del terremoto. A few days ago, a devastating terremoto-earthquake struck central Italia. Today aftershocks continue to damage buildings and roads. The ancient villages of Amatrice, Accumuli, Pescara del Tronto and Arquata del Tronto now look like part of Dante’s Inferno. Pescara del Tronto has been totally destroyed, with only 5 buildings left standing. The death toll is 267 and rising, countless others are still missing, and thousands left displaced and homeless. Since the Unification of Italia in 1861, there have been 35 major terremoti, and 86 smaller ones.
What can you do to help:
The Croce Rosse Italiana-Italian Red Cross has a page set up (in Italian) for the earthquake rescue efforts. To donate in international currencies a fund has been set up by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has…
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