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Thread poster: Aniello Scognamiglio

Aniello Scognamiglio  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:07
English to German
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Apr 10, 2009

Dear fellow translators and interpreters,

by now you have surely heard of the devastating earthquake in the city of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. It has made headline news around the world.

The quake killed over 285 people to date, injured hundreds more and destroyed thousands of buildings, leaving 50,000 homeless. A series of strong aftershocks since the main quake on monday have caused further damage, hampering rescue efforts and further terrorising the population in the town of L'Aquila and surrounding villages.

All translators and interpreters can help by donating money. Even the smallest amount is much appreciated. If every user/member donates only 1 dollar, the ProZ community can make a major contribution to the earthquake relief effort.

I have compiled a list of organizations (not complete, of course) with the help of our colleage Dragana Molnar M.A. How to donate:

Croce Rossa Italiana (Italian Red Cross)
IBAN IT66C0100503382000000218020
Swift Code - BNLIITRR

Further information in English and German:

You can also donate to Protezione Civile Nazionale (Italian Civil Protection):

Account 1:
IBAN IT72U0300205207000401124180
Swift code BROMITR1708
Agenzia Roma Cavour B

Account 2:
IBAN IT23X0306905039100000000140
Swift code BCITITMM
Filiale di Roma 06787

Account 3 (postal check account):
Postal check account number 95863023 (IBAN IT-63-X-07601-03200-000095863023)

Additional links for further information (in Italian):

Many thanks for your kindness and help.
Aniello Scognamiglio

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Dragana Molnar M.A.  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:07
Member (2007)
Italian to German
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Two more donation accounts for earthquake victims in Abruzzo Apr 10, 2009

Dear colleagues,
I would like to add two more organisations, which have set up donation accounts in favour of the victims of the devastating earthquake in Central Italy:

Regione Abruzzo
(Regional administration)
IBAN IT69L0300215300000410000000
Unicredit Banca di Roma

For furher information:
(in Italian)

And Caritas Italiana
(Catholic relief, development and social service organisation operating in Italy)

Account 1:
IBAN IT38 K03002 05206 000401120727

Account 2:
IBAN: IT19 W030 6905 0921 0000 0000 012
Intesa Sanpaolo, via Aurelia 796, Roma

Account 3:
IBAN: IT26 F035 8903 2003 0157 0306 097
Allianz Bank, via San Claudio 82, Roma

For further information:
(in Italian)
(in English)

Just as Aniello pointed out: All translators and interpreters can help by donating money. Even the smallest amount is much appreciated.

Many thanks!
Dragana Molnár

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Angela Arnone  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:07
Member (2004)
Italian to English
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From Abruzzo Apr 10, 2009

There are many members and translators in Abruzzo. I am one of them.

We are safe and we are working to help those so badly affected but it will not be easy and it will be a lengthy process. has decided to donate a percentage of the revenue from the Abruzzo Winespeak Weekend to the Red Cross L'Aquila fund:

The more of us there are, the more we can donate. But more than that, it is important for our tiny community (all of Abruzzo is only 1,000,000 people) to see visitors continuing to come and appreciate its beauty, its generosity and its dignified simplicity.

Our economy was already suffering the recession and now even tourism will be hit even though the coastal areas are safe.

Please don't forget us once the spotlights have gone out. If you've never been here, make this a reason to come. If you have been here, there is no need for me to tell you what wonderful place it is. Wonderful but needy. The isolation following a catastrophe is immense. Let's not let that happen.

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texjax DDS PhD  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:07
Member (2006)
English to Italian
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Donations through PayPal Apr 11, 2009

Dear colleagues,

I'd like to add that donations to the Italian Red Cross can also be made through PayPal, which is probably more convenient than a wire transfer for those who live outside Europe.

These are the links:

Donation Cause: Sisma Abruzzo - Aprile 2009

Any amount counts and is important.

Thank you.

[Edited at 2009-04-11 02:35 GMT]

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