at 3:33 last night a devastating earthquake ripped through the center regions of Italy. WE NEED HELP, WE NEED IT BADLY. even if you’re not italian, even if you’re so far away from here, whole towns have been ripped apart and shockwaves keep happening — AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARE STILL TRAPPED BENEATH CRUMBLED BUILDINGS. it’s devastating, and we need help. 

even if you’re far away, there’s something you can do:

— YOU CAN DONATE TO THE ITALIAN RED CROSS HERE. Even a few dollars would be great help right now.



if you’re in italy, or if you’re italian:

— PLEASE CHECK IN WITH YOUR LOCAL BLOOD BANKS ABOUT DONATIONS. Avis, Fidas and all the other blood banks are collecting blood from all over italy to help.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE USED TO EARTHQUAKES AND DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT: the earthquake had an ipocenter of 4 kms, it was devastating, and Italy is ill equipped to deal with earthquakes, as the ones in 2009 and 2012 proved. we need all the help we can get.


C’E’ UN DISPERATO BISOGNO DI SANGUE (contattate i centri trasfusionali più vicini, l’Avis sta raccogliendo sangue da tutta Italia) E BENI DI PRIMA NECESSITA’ (cibi frazionabili e nondeperibili, stoviglie usa e getta, tanta tanta acqua, coperte ecc) - LA CROCE ROSSA STA ORGANIZZANDO RACCOLTE IN VARIE SEDI, CHIEDETE INFORMAZIONI. EDIT: C’E’ GRANDE URGENZA DI MEDICINALI DA BANCO E MATERIALE MEDICO ED IGIENICO DI OGNI TIPO.

N.B. CHIUNQUE SIA IN BUONA SALUTE E PESI ALMENO 50KG PUO’ DONARE IL SANGUE. L’Avis accerterà la vostra idoneità comunque, ma se siete in buona salute PER FAVORE DONATE.

STAY SAFE, and if you find more ways to help and donate, PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO I CAN UPDATE THIS POST.


Here’s the link for the donations on croce rossa’s (a non profit unit for life protection) site :
You have to chose the “terremoto centro Italia” and then the amount you want to donate.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to whoever donates.

Can my folowers please REBLOG This to help? @italianlexa


A powerful earthquake shook central Italy overnight, killing at least 37 people, according to reports, and destroying large swathes of several towns. Victims are still being pulled from the rubble and the full extent of the devastation is not yet clear.

The U.S. Geologic Service estimates that the quake, which was centered about 100 miles northeast of Rome, had a magnitude of 6.2.

Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in the Apennine mountains, are among the hardest-hit towns. They’re small in size but popular as tourist destinations.

“A lot of the officials are lamenting that these are tiny towns but their populations swell in the summer, specifically because they are very sought-after vacation getaways,” Associated Press reporter Nicole Winfield told NPR.

Magnitude-6.2 Earthquake In Central Italy Reportedly Kills Dozens

Photos: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images and Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images

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One of the most significant Etruscan discoveries in decades names female goddess Uni

Archaeologists translating a very rare inscription on an ancient Etruscan temple stone have discovered the name Uni – an important female goddess.

The discovery indicates that Uni – a divinity of fertility and possibly a mother goddess at this particular place – may have been the titular deity worshipped at the sanctuary of Poggio Colla, a key settlement in Italy for the ancient Etruscan civilization.

The mention is part of a sacred text that is possibly the longest such Etruscan inscription ever discovered on stone, said archaeologist Gregory Warden, professor emeritus at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, main sponsor of the archaeological dig.

Scientists on the research discovered the ancient stone embedded as part of a temple wall at Poggio Colla, a dig where many other Etruscan objects have been found, including a ceramic fragment with the earliest birth scene in European art. That object reinforces the interpretation of a fertility cult at Poggio Colla, Warden said. Read more.

Saletta, Italy (CNN). A strong, shallow earthquake devastated towns in central Italy early Wednesday, killing at least 63 people and leaving rescuers desperately digging through the rubble to free survivors. The 6.2-magnitude earthquake badly damaged villages in a mountainous rural area of central Italy, a popular vacation spot usually bustling with tourists during the summer break. 

CNN affiliate Rai reported 63 dead, but the toll is expected to rise as rescue teams reach the remote sites where the damage is worst. Among the dead are 10 people in the village of Pescara del Tronto, 6 in Accumoli and 5 in Amatrice, Rai reported, adding that children were among the victims. Roberto Paoletti, a firefighter in the municipality of Arquata del Tronto told CNN a young girl had died in the village. Authorities say they cannot put a figure on the number trapped under the rubble.


I’m shaking with rage. This user here was spamming the hashtag of the earthquake in Italy rejoicing when people noticed and @‘ed her. While Italy has its faults, the people who died and were affected by this tragedy have nothing to do with it and this attitude is cruel and this is just disrespect. In her words, basically, Allah sent this earthquake and did a grey job at it. Please report her to Twitter.

Earthquake in Italy 24/08/16 update

The victims are now 120 in total with many more still missing. More than 270 injured.
Three towns are involved, three towns that are now reduced to dust. “Hotel Roma” had 70 people in it, only 2 where found.
The mayor of one of theese town said that half the population is missing.

Donazione sangue

L'AVIS Regionale Lazio invita tutti i donatori, abituali ed occasionali, a recarsi presso gli ospedali della Regione, in particolar modo i residenti della città di Roma, per donare il proprio sangue a favore della popolazione del centro Italia colpita dal terremoto nel reatino e in particolare ad Amatrice.
Avis Regionale Lazio

[Info utili]
Non USARE LA SALARIA, da lasciare libera per i soccorsi.
Dalle notizie che arrivano, il Centro Trasfusionale di Rieti è intasato. Per donare il sangue, i romani vadano ai seguenti indirizzi:

Policlinico Universitario - Umberto I [anche per aferesi (separatore cellulare)]
V.le Regina Elena n. 328 (festivi: Viale del Policlinico 155)
tutti i giorni, compresi i festivi, dalle ore 7,30 alle ore 12,00 compresa la domenica
tel. 0649976418

Ospedale Sandro Pertini[anche per aferesi (separatore cellulare)]
Via Monti Tiburtini 385
dal lunedì alla domenica dalle ore 8,00 alle ore 10,30
tel. 0641433301/½/3

Ospedale S. Camillo - Forlanini [anche per aferesi (separatore cellulare)]
Padiglione Antonini
Ingressi pedonali Circonvallazione Gianicolense n.87 e via B. Ramazzini.
tutti i giorni dalle ore 8,00 alle ore 11,30 compresa la domenica
tel. 06 587054 97 /98/99
Per aferesi 0658705631

Ospedale S. Giovanni - Addolorata [anche per aferesi (separatore cellulare)]
Via S.Stefano in Rotondo 5a - I piano
tutti i giorni dalle ore 8,30 alle 11,30 compresa la domenica - tel. 0677055730

Policlinico A. Gemelli [anche per aferesi (separatore cellulare)]
L.go A. Gemelli 8 (Pineta Sacchetti)
dal lunedì al sabato dalle ore 8,00 alle ore 11,00 - tel. 0630154514

Ospedale Fatebenefratelli - Villa S.Pietro [anche per aferesi (separatore cellulare)]
Via Cassia, 600 - dal lunedì al sabato dalle ore 8,00 alle ore 11,30 - tel. 0633260625

Policlinico Casilino (ex Villa Irma) Via Casilina 1040 - dal lunedì al sabato dalle ore 8,00 alle ore 11,30 - tel. 0623188394

Ospedale G.B. Grassi [anche per aferesi (separatore cellulare)] -Via Passeroni, 8 - Ostia Lido, tutti i giorni dalle ore 8,00 alle 11,00 compresa la domenica tel. 0656482150

Ospedale S.Giovanni Evangelista Via Parrozzani 3 - Tivoli
tutti i giorni, compresi i festivi, dalle ore 8,00 alle ore 10,30 - tel. 0677055730

Ospedale S. Spirito [anche per aferesi (separatore cellulare)]
Lungotevere in Sassia 1
tutti i giorni dalle ore 8,00 alle ore 11,00 compresa la domenica - tel. 0668357039

Ospedale S. Filippo Neri [anche per aferesi (separatore cellulare)]
Via Giovanni Martinotti, 20 - tutti i giorni dalle ore 8,00 alle ore 12,00 compresa la domenica - tel. 0633062905

Ospedale S. Andrea Via di Grottarossa 1035/1039 - dal lunedì al sabato dalle ore 8,00 alle 12,00 - tel. 0633775889

Ospedale S. Eugenio P.le dell'Umanesimo, 10
Tutti i giorni, compresi i festivi, dalle 8:00 alle 11:30. Necessario un documento d'identità valido. Per i donatori è previsto il parcheggio interno. - tel. 0651001 (Centralino)