ITALY — Wednesday’s 6.2- magnitude earthquake in central Italy killed at least 267 people and left hundreds more injured.
Thousands are homeless and towns have been left in ruins. Authorities are working to help, but there are ways you can help those devastated by the earthquake. Here’s how:
The Italian Red Cross is working on the ground to help. Locals can donate to them directly here - though the website is in Italian. The international community can donate through the Italian Red Cross' crowdfunding campaign here.
Globalgiving, a crowdfunding site, has set up a campaign here. The funds raised will initially go toward immediate needs like food, water, medicine and shelter. Funds will transition to helping people rebuild once the initial relief work is complete. The campaign has raised nearly $72,000 as of Friday morning.
The National Italian American Foundation has set up a fund to provide relief to earthquake victims. They are still working to identify a specific project or projects to give the funds to, but they have raised over $90,000 so far.
Restaurants in New York are offering to donate profits from the sale of Spaghetti all'Amatriciana, a dish that originated in one of the towns hit by the quake, to relief efforts.
Save the Children is working to set up safe, protected spaces for children in the areas hit by the earthquake. Donations can be made to the organization here.