On Wednesday an earthquake rattled the nation of Italy and shattered the lives of thousands of people.
Rescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes in Italy Thursday looking for earthquake survivors as the death toll reached 250 and officials anguished over how to secure their ancient towns and modern cities from the country’s highly seismic terrain.
As many as 365 people were injured in the quake that struck at 3:36 a.m. Wednesday, Italy’s civil protection service announced. At least 470 aftershocks have since rattled the area, triggering more damage to centuries-old buildings in Amatrice. One aftershock had a magnitude of 5.1.
Now Liberty Alliance Media is helping Vallorani Vineyards to raise money for the earthquake victims in Italy.
They will be giving 100% of the money they raise to people they know and trust in the area to get the money and help to the people in need.
You can see more about this work at their Go Fund Me page:
Small villages that have lasted centuries such as Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in mountainous central Italy, have been decimated within hours. Many are injured, and thousands are now displaced.
There have been hundreds of aftershocks since the quake struck, hampering relief efforts and damaging already unstable buildings.
More than 4,300 rescuers are using heavy machinery and their bare hands to free those trapped beneath. The worst part is that once they’re freed: they will have no home and nowhere to go after.
Vallorani Vineyards, LLC , is a small company based in Dallas, GA, with family and business ties to this same region. Thankfully, all of our family and business friends are safe and unharmed, though shaken up from experiencing this act of Nature!
Citizens of nearby towns are not so lucky to have escaped tragedy. We want to go over and dig in the rubble ourselves! But right now what is needed most is to send money to reputable churches and charities in the area to help them care for the displaced who have survived though their homes have not. There are large foundations taking money to help, but have been embroiled in scandal for not giving the funds to the cause for which they collected. We are going to be in contact with local churches to provide them 100% of the funds collected to help feed, clothe, and shelter the citizens of these small towns who now are without a home, many who have also lost loved ones.
Won’t you help us help the Italians of Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto by donating $5, $10 or even $1000? We believe in helping them so much that we are going to ship a thank you gift of one full 16 oz. pound of our freshly roasted Vallorani Coffee to every person who donates $25 or more through the end of August. And 100% of all donations collected will be sent to help those in need in these small Italian villages.
We have so much. These citizens in Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto now have nothing. Won’t you help us send them some comfort in this time of great need?
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