PLEASE HELP ITALY
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.
— YOU CAN CHECK IN WITH YOUR LOCAL RED CROSSES ABOUT INTERNATIONAL DONATIONS.
— YOU CAN TRACK THE TAG #PRAYFORITALY ON TWITTER AND LOOK OUT FOR HELP REQUESTS.
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.
FOR THE ITALIAN TUMBLERS/PER GLI ITALIANI:
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.