About The Italy Earthquake Relief Fund
We in the Italian Canadian community are creating a registered charity, The Italy Earthquake Relief Fund (TIERF, formerly Central Italy Earthquake Relief Fund), to support the people and communities affected by the massive earthquakes in central Italy last August and most recently on January 18, 2017.
The devastation brought by the earthquake is massive and will require the mobilization of a coordinated, large-scale response. The focus of The Italy Earthquake Relief Fund is to provide a lasting contribution that will have a positive and profound impact on the hardest hit communities of Amatrice, Accumoli, Arquata del Tronto and Pescara del Tronto, their economies and residents.
The initiative has been organized by Italian Canadian organizations, businesses and community leaders: The Villa Charities family of organizations; the Canadian Italian Business & Professional Association; Centro Scuola e Cultura Italiana; Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario; National Congress of Italian-Canadians; IC Savings; Order Sons of Italy of Canada; Canadian Italian Heritage Foundation; and other members and leaders from the Italian community and friends of Central Italy.
Long-Term vs Short-Term Assistance
TIERF calls on all Canadians to contribute to a legacy that will help devastated communities recover following the immediate relief efforts. The focus of the initiative is to provide a lasting contribution that will have a positive and profound impact on the hardest hit communities, their economies and residents. The Relief Fund is not intended for short-term assistance but rather long-term rebuilding efforts in the affected regions. Any requests related to short-term assistance or initiatives should be directed to the Red Cross, as they would fall under their mandate of rescue and recovery.
Villa Charities Artists for Italy
Ital Florist Limited
Lazio Federation of Ontario
The Remo Ferri Group of Automobiles
The Rotary Club of Etobicoke
Vasto Social Club
Ceruaro Cultural Society
Pranzo Con Sergio Marchionne