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Restore il Campanile d' Alfedena

$1,295 of $1,530 goal

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Help Fix and Restore the Bell Tower of Alfedena
"Salviamo Il Nostre Campanile"


Every summer my mom and dad (Severino and Gianna Giacomantonio of Detroit, Michigan) visit their hometown of Alfedena. This past summer during their visit it came to their attention that the bell tower ("il campanile") at the church is in need of repair. The town has been trying to raise money to fix it, but with a small population of older citizens who don't have a lot of money, it's been a slow process. With so many ancestors and descendants of Alfedena living in the United States, we thought it would be a nice gesture to see if we could help the town raise enough funds to fix the church bell as well us clean and restore it. 

Those of you who have had the privilege to visit this small, historic town in Italy (built in 6th century BC) know what a special place it is. The church is an integral part of the community and it would mean a lot to help them out. If you have the means, any donation (i.e. $5, $10, $20) to this cause would be appreciated. My parents are raising the funds on behalf of the church and 100% of your donation will be given directly to the church organizer in charge of this effort, Nella Amorosi. At the end of the campaign, a check will be mailed directly to Nella. We will send out an update once this is done to let everyone know how much we raised. 

As you will read from the flyer below,  about $1530 (1350 euros) is needed to fix the bell and another $7060 (6200 euros) is needed to clean and restore it. Our goal is to help fix the bell and any other funds raised will go towards the restoration. 

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Il campanile has been repaired. Here are some photos.
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Final Update!
Thanks again for your donation. I've deactivated the campaign and we are planning to send the $1,300 raised to our contact in Alfedena, Nella. As I understand, they will also be receiving money from the comune. This money, along with the funds raised online (by all of us) and offline (by the people in Alfedena), they will have enough money to fix the bell and [hopefully] begin some restoration this spring.
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Just wanted to let everyone know we're going to close the campaign soon. We're only $285 from our goal so if you know anyone else who'd like to donate, please pass along the link. I also wanted to share the following message from Nella, who is collecting the money on behalf of the church:

Dio vi ricompensa sempre e noi vi penseremo riconoscenti quando risentiremo suonare le stesse CAMPANE che inostri cari ,nel passato,hanno sentito pure loro. GRAZIE. GRAZIE a tutti.

Google Translation:
God always rewards you and we will thank you when we will hear again the same BELLS that in your loved ones, in the past, have also heard them. Thank you. Thank you all.
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Just wanted to send out a quick update to say we're half way to the goal for fixing the bell! Thank you all for your generous donations. My mom is still working her network to collect a little more money before we close out the fundraising page. Once it is closed, we'll withdraw the funds and send a check to Nella.
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Raised by 18 people in 12 months
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Andrea Giacomantoio
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