TIERF Representatives Meet with Pope, Deliver Mobile Hospital Units
Representatives from The Italy Earthquake Relief Fund, including Villa Charities Foundation Board Vice Chair Sam Ciccolini, TIERF President and VCF Board Director Eligio Gaudio and VCF Board Director Toni Varone, Bob Sacco, Eddy Burello, Elio Luongo and Mario Paura, attended an audience and blessing with His Holiness Pope Francis on December 22, 2017. CEO of the World Bank, Dr. Kristalina Georgieva, and MPP, Marco Mendicino, on behalf of the Federal Government, also attended.
The two mobile hospital units purchased by TIERF were blessed by Pope Francis and delivered to Amatrice and Norcia, two communities hardest hit by devastating earthquakes in 2016 and 2017.
Pope Francis and Dr. Geogieva both lauded the technology available through the mobile hospital units, which will allow the units to connect remotely with the Gemilli teaching hospital in Rome and provide communities with high-quality care. The mobile hospital units are also being considered as a blueprint for future Vatican and World Bank projects.
Villa Charities is proud to have been among the founding organizations of TIERF, and continues to support TIERF and its commitment to helping the people and communities affected by massive earthquakes in central Italy.
PRANZO CON SERGIO MARCHIONNE / LUNCH WITH SERGIO MARCHIONNE
Friday, May 12, 2017 Montecassino Hotel & Event Centre 3710 Chesswood Drive, Toronto
Mayor’s Chinese New Year’s Dinner
Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti presented a cheque for $15,000 to Bob Sacco for The Italy Earthquake Relief Fund at the Mayor’s Chinese New Year’s Dinner on February 9, 2017.
UNA SERATA PER AMATRICE
(Lazio Federation of Ontario )
IC Savings announced a $50,000 donation to The Italy Earthquake Relief Fund. The announcement was made by the credit union at the 31st annual gala fundraiser, organized by La Federazione Laziale dell’Ontario (Lazio Federation of Ontario) on Friday, November 18, in Vaughan.
Una Serata Esclusiva Fundraiser
Hosted by the Remo Ferri Group at Ferrari of Ontario, Una Serata Esclusiva fundraiser on November 12th was an incredible success. Featuring the best in Italian food, wine and high-end automobiles, the event raised an estimated $400,000 for The Italy Earthquake Relief Fund. Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., was the guest of honour.
Amatrice, one of communities devastated by the earthquake
These photos were taken by one of our TIERF Committee Members, Ralph Chiodo, on a recent trip to the affected region.
Artists for Italy Fundraiser
Our Artists for Italy fundraiser, an evening of music, poetry, visual and culinary arts, was held on September 30, 2016, at Columbus Centre. This successful event was enjoyed by all who attended and raised over $5,500.00 for TIERF initiative.
TOTAL RAISED TO DATE:
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
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
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