The post-earthquake recovery efforts in Emilia-Romagna, Italy continue. If you would like to make a donation to any of the relief funds, please click here to find out how you can do so.
Many people outside of Europe are still unaware of the earthquakes which have shaken Northern Italy since May 20th, 2012. The most recent quake hit on June 3rd, and aftershocks continue to unnerve residents who are already on edge after the initial 6.1 and 5.9 magnitude quakes a few weeks ago.
Recovery efforts are, of course, ongoing. Although I am in the US at the moment, I live in Italy most of the year. Emilia-Romagna is the region I call home - and my adopted hometown of Reggio Emilia has felt the impact of these events, albeit to a (thankfully) lesser extent. However, since I'm not there to help, I want to do what I can from here.
I am donating 50% of the profits from my book sales (paperback and ebook formats alike) in June and July to Croce Rossa Italiana - the Italian Red Cross - for their recovery efforts in Emilia-Romagna. To purchase a book, just go to the Order Books page.
Every sale this month - regardless of format, whether paperback or ebook - counts toward this donation. I hope you will consider making a purchase, but if you prefer to donate directly to the recovery efforts, here are some links so you can do just that.
If you would like to assist the local authorities of Cavezzo in rebuilding the town, you can send donations (via bank transfer) here:
Comune di Cavezzo - Protezione Civile
Banco Popolare Società Cooperativa - Agenzia di Cavezzo
IBAN account: IT 52 J 05034 66720 000000032456
Bic-Swift code: BAPPIT21519
If you would like to help the city of Carpi, donations via bank transfer can be sent here:
Intestazione Comune di Carpi-Interventi di solidarietà -
Codice Iban IT 27 E 02008 23307 000040743376,
Unicredit Banca, causale Sisma Carpi
I hope you can find it in your heart to contribute.
Thank you for your time, and for reading.