HELP AMATRICE – DONATE TO THE ITALIAN RED CROSS

Images showing the city of Amatrice before and after the earthquake
Images showing the city of Amatrice before and after the earthquake

Prayers and thoughts to the people of Amatrice

Watching the news,  they are interviewing the mayor. He’s  a modest looking man in his late fifties, dressed in t-shirt and jeans,  and can hardly speak through his tears. He says “I hope people won’t forget about us.”

HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR AMATRICE
Earthquake in Central Italy

Amatrice is an area famous for the Amatriciana sauce served with spaghetti. The town was getting ready for it’s 50th  annual festival which would have been this weekend 27-28 August 2016  to celebrate their beloved dish.
 
Food blogger Paolo Campana has launched an appeal to Italian restaurants to make and donate 2 euro per plate of Pasta Alla’Amatricina. There has been some criticism with complaints that it’s an effort to take advantage of the misfortune of others, nonetheless over 700 restaurants have joined his mission!
The campaign by Paolo Campana asking the restaurant industry of Italy to help raise money for the region
The campaign by Paolo Campana asking the restaurant industry of Italy to help raise money for the region of Amatrice. "Ama" in Italian means love, therefore the emphasized red lettering. The tag used on social media:  #AMAtrice
 
Host a Pasta all’ Amatriciana event and raise money for the rescue and rebuilding efforts.
You can honor the people of Amatriciana  by making their beloved dish:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amatriciana_sauce
 

You can donate to the ITALIAN RED CROSS

To support those affected by the devastating earthquake of August 24
 
Bank transfer:
 IBAN : IT40F0623003204000030631681
BIC / SWIFT : CRPPIT2P086
Note: ” Earthquake in Central Italy “
 
 
Materials and supplies are also needed:

Donation of materials and supplies are also necessary, items needed are:

• dishes
• Plastic Glasses
• napkins
• Plastic Cutlery
• Water
• long-life foods (6 month shelf life)
• Personal Hygiene Products
• new clothes
• Power bank

For more information contact the following email address : aiuti@cri.it

 

This article was originally published in www.italytravelandmore.com

 

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