I’m writing this post from Umbria, where two nights ago we were woken up in the middle of the night by the strong tremors that wrought devastation 100 kilometers south of us. We were lucky. We only lost a night’s sleep.
The area where the regions of Lazio, Umbria, Marche and Abruzzo meet has been devastated. The historic village of Amatrice has been virtually flattened, as have many smaller towns in the region. And it’s still not known how scattered stone houses that dot the countryside have fared.
Many have asked me on social media how they can help. For now the best way to help from afar is to donate to the Italian Red Cross.
The Croce Rossa Italiana has set up a special account.
The IBAN number is:
Beneficiary: Associazione italiana della Croce Rossa
In the description write: Terremoto Centro Italia
You can also make a donation to the Croce Rosso with your credit card or paypal here.
Many restaurants are beginning to raise funds for the victims by offering the Amatrice’s namesake dish, Amatriciana, at their restaurants, with the profits going to the area’s victims. For now I know specifically of :
If you know of any other fundraising events, please comment below and I will update this post.
Also, I don’t usually ask you to share my posts on social media, but obviously this one needs sharing. Grazie.
Slowfood launches appeal to restaurants around the world put Amatriciana on their menus and donate the proceeds for an entire year to the Earthquake victims. Here is the link for how to participate. In the next few days a list of participating restaurants will be published on the Slowfood website.
Here is a list of restaurants in New York that are donating portions of Amatriciana.