Soon after the devastating earthquake that woke up central Italy during the night of August 24th, the whole world started reacting and in many countries were started dozens of organizations aimed at raising funds to help the victims rebuild their lives.
In the United States, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) activated the Italian American Relief Foundation, dedicated to providing relief for the victims affected by the earthquake. “Any and all donations are welcome and appreciated. Italy desperately needs our help and support after the damage and devastation caused by the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Central Italy during the early morning of Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Please give back to the country that we love and hold so close to our hearts especially during this time of need”, reads the call for help on the official website.
Italian American Relief is working to identify a specific project or projects for funding in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, they guarantee that all proceeds will go to the rebuilding efforts of a community badly damaged by this natural catastrophe.
At present moment (August 29, 2016) the foundation has raised 251,034 dollars. You can contribute by donating any amount at the following bank details:
NIAF / Italian American Relief
1860 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
For further information please visit the official website of the initiative.