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how to help the earthquake victims in Abruzzo

The death toll is now over 200, an estimated 1500 are injured, and 50,000 have been left homeless by the devastating earthquake that hit the Abruzzo area of Italy early Monday morning.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has established a special NIAF/Abruzzo Relief Fund to help the victims and their families who perished from the recent earthquake in the town of L’Aquila and other small towns in central Italy in the region of Abruzzo. Donations from the US are tax deductable.

This is an easy way to help those who have been affected by this devastating Abruzzo earthquake. It only takes a minute to do. My heart breaks for everyone in the region and for all who have lost family members or friends.

Comments (9)


Very well said, Girasoli! And a very useful contact organization.

I tried to donate through the Canadian branch of the Red Cross, but (at least at this time) they aren't collecting for an Italian relief effort because, they say, they haven't been asked. Perhaps I'll try to help through this organization instead.

Thanks for the link, So very sad. G. Menehune

Sharon L:

I, too, am heart-broken. We spent a few days in L'Aquila last October and fell in love with the town and the people. Thank you for the link.

Thanks for the link,girasoli. I am like the others heartbroken over this and looking for ways to help.

I found this link through other blogs. Just wanted to do what I could to spread the word. Please pass it on...

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Girasoli, this was such a tragic disaster and I feel so sorry for the families who lost their loved ones and for those who are injured and lost their homes. My heart goes out to all of them. Thank you for sharing the link.

We must all help each other..and we will.


We started our 2008 trip in L'Aquila. It is heartbreaking to see all the beauty destroyed but totally devastating to think of the lives lost and the impact on their commmunities.
Good work, girasoli, posting the link.


It is truly heartbreaking! Thanks for sharing the link!

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