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Earthquake Survivor

AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito

We have all been feeling the sadness and loss in the days since the horrific earthquake that struck L'Aquila, Italy. I look at these images as tears roll down my face. I remember stopping for lunch in the lovely small town in 2003, on our way to the A-16. I have no photos, as that was before my blogging days.

I found the following link at Valerie's blog, Two Baci in a Pinon Tree. I couldn't stop reading this diary of an earthquake survivor.

Read this SURVIVOR'S DIARY. Help the earthquake survivors. Even if it is the cost of a cappucino. Send the displaced victims help to begin new lives. HERE is how you can help online. Every dollar will go directly to the victims.


Send a check to:

NIAF/ Abruzzo Relief Fund
The National Italian American Foundation
1860 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009


Comments (3)


Palma, it IS so heart-breaking, that woman's grief is terrible to witness. So many lives shattered.

Valerie's friend's diary is sobering to read. I had been following it on Slow Travel, but I appreciate this link.

Thanks for sharing this, Palma. I haven't got around to donate anything yet but your post gave me the kick I needed. (I live just around the corner from the Italian-American foundation, actually.)

Barb Cabot:

Palma, this is hard to read but very important. Thank you so much for posting the address for aide. I'm going to send a check tomorrow. Very helpful post.

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