Italian American Relief
On the morning of Wednesday, August 24, 2016, a large part of central Italy was struck by a devastating earthquake. This tragic disaster has claimed the lives of 292 people, and words cannot convey the deep loss that has affected so many of us. Our hearts and prayers are with them and the rescue workers who are frantically trying to save this stricken community.
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) created the Italian American Relief (IAR) as a vehicle for fundraising in response to the Emilia Romagna earthquake in 2012. IAR is a coordinated effort to provide immediate response when natural catastrophes and other disasters occur in Italy. Many institutions and organizations are coming together to rally humanitarian support and assist Italy in times of need. Our goal today, as it was then, is to provide a united front for Italian American organizations and individuals to rally behind a single cause. The more we raise together, the greater impact we can have on the devastated areas of Central Italy.
About the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving as a resource for the Italian American Community and works to preserve the Italian American heritage and culture and promote and inspire a positive image and legacy of Italian Americans. It also strengthens and empowers ties between the United States and Italy. It was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information visit www.niaf.org
The National Italian American Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Where Does the Money Go?
As developments unfold, we will continue to update this website. We are in contact with local authorities as well as the Embassy of Italy and US State Department to finalize the details of this relief fund, and as soon as we have any updates, we will share them. Although immediate relief is crucial in the aftermath of the earthquake, it will also take years to rebuild these stricken communities, and 100% of all donations we receive will go towards those people in need and returning their lives back to normal. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and tax receipts are issued by the National Italian American Foundation. For additional information, please contact 202-387-0600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.