WE STAND WITH ITALY
Thanks to your incredible generosity, we have reached our $30,000 goal and were able to bring immediate relief to Italian Red Cross personnel and volunteers on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic in Northern Italy. Since the campaign started on March 16, we transferred funds daily as follows:
The first $10,000 went to the Italian Red Cross of San Donato Milanese, which from the beginning has been at the forefront of the Covid-19 emergency response in Milan, serving a vast hard-hit region in and South of the city.
The second $10,000 went to the Italian Red Cross of Bergamo Centro, the city near Milan that has become the worst hit by the novel coronavirus in Italy.
The third $10,000 went to “Bergamo Ovest,” a second local chapter of the Italian Red Cross in Bergamo--one that serves many small towns West of the city decimated by the virus.
Any additional funds raised will be split between the three Italian Red Cross local chapters that we have been supporting throughout this very difficult time (San Donato Milanese, Bergamo Centro and Bergamo Ovest).
Money is being used to buy critical equipment and materials, in particular ffp ⅔ masks, surgery masks, gloves, disinfectant and tyvek personal protective equipment, as well as oxygen tanks to assist the ill in their homes.
The coronavirus outbreak tearing through Italy has turned a nation that is known for donating medical expertise and equipment abroad into a country in need. While there have been glimmers of hope that the worst may have passed, the situation on the ground in Lombardy remains dire. Hospitals are still at a saturation point. Health workers continue to describe immense pressure and war-like conditions in the fight to treat patients. Our help is making a huge difference in the small communities we are supporting!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
#WeStandWithItaly #SiamoConVoi #Covid19 #UnItaliaCheAiuta
The ICS Team
Watch the videos below of the Croce Rossa Italiana of Bergamo, where our contact, Paola Pesenti Bolognini, Development Area Delegate, is working.
For more information, visit the Croce Rossa italiana – Comitato di Bergamo Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/crocerossabergamo/
Visit the Croce Rossa Italiana - Comitato di San Donato Milanese Facebook page:
For questions and messages of support:
Elisabetta Salvati, volunteer nurse, CRI Comitato di San Donato Milanese
Thanks to your amazing contributions we sent a huge help to the Italian Red Cross - San Donato Milanese, and together we are making a big difference!
Click on the link below to read a thank you letter, from Maximilian Busnelli, President of CRI San Donato Milanese.
The ICS Team is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of The Italian Cultural Society of Washington D.C.
Donations are 100% tax deductible.