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Posts Tagged ‘L’Aquila’

The pope’s visit to L’Aquila

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI was accompanied by more than 400 journalists as he toured the city of L’Aquila and surrounding villages for three hours on Tuesday. Powerful photos, too, at this link.

State funeral in Italy

Friday, April 10th, 2009

The Times today: L’AQUILA, Italy — Italy held a state funeral Friday for the victims of the country’s worst earthquake in three decades, as weeping relatives and officials assembled in a vast outdoor parade ground to mourn the 289 killed by the quake on Monday.

The photos, with the story, are heartbreaking.

Homeless struggle to cope in Abruzzo

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

The Times reports: L’AQUILA, Italy — Italy’s Civil Protection Agency continued setting up tents to house the homeless in and around L’Aquila on Wednesday after another night of fear as aftershocks continued to jolt this crumbling city. The death toll of the powerful earthquake that jolted L’Aquila on Monday rose to 251, officials said , and Pope Benedict XVI said he would visit the stricken area as soon as possible after Easter Sunday.

Please remember to contribute to a relief agency like this one.

Earthquake

Monday, April 6th, 2009

From The New York Times: L’AQUILA, Italy — More than 90 people died and tens of thousands were left homeless when an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 shook central Italy early Monday morning, seriously damaging buildings in the mountainous Abruzzo Region east of Rome, officials said. The whole story is here.

HOW TO HELP: The Italian-American Museum is collecting donations to support the emerging relief effort in Italy. Joseph Scelsa, the museum’s preident, said that checks should be made out to “I.A.M. Earthquake Relief Fund 2009 and mailed or delivered to the museum, at 155 Mulberry Street, at the corner of Grand Street, in Little Italy. Donations may also be made by credit card by calling the museum at (212) 965-9000.

ALSO: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has set up a relief fund. Details here.