Earthquake in Italy Update and Ways to Help

Today is a crucial day for rescue workers desperate to find survivors trapped in the rubble from yesterday’s deadly earthquake in central Italy. The death toll is now at 241.

Here’s the latest from CNN: Italy earthquake rescuers in desperate search for survivors as toll hits 241 

What I really want to share with you today are ways you can help from around the world:

  • The Italian Red Cross has a page set up specifically for Italian earthquake rescue efforts (link in Italian)
  • Restaurants around the world are asked to make a donation for every plate of pasta all’amatriciana served, in honor of Amatrice, where the famous pasta dish originated. Click here for details.
  • Other ways to offer help featured in The Local

Learn more about the towns hit hardest by yesterday’s earthquakeItaly Magazine

From Beautiful Italy Facebook Page


Found on Life in Italy

Prayers to all suffering in our beloved Italy.

Donation information shared for educational purposes, please conduct your own research and feel comfortable in any contributions you make. 


14 Comments Add yours

  1. Those photos are heartbreaking!

    1. Hi Diana, I agree. My heart is with all those affected right now. Hope you are doing well!

  2. Ciao Stacy. Do you mind if I share this text? Ciao, Cristina

    1. Happy to have you share it, thank you!

      1. Grazie Stacy. I ended up writing my own text. It was hard. I ended up crying once I had published it 😥

      2. I saw that, your post turned out really great. Important to spread the word. I shared it on twitter and linked it to my photo post from today. My heart has been really heavy this week as I keep track of news and updates. 😦 Hope you are safely home. Un abbraccio…

  3. Debra Kolkka says:

    I will be back in Italy soon. Our local supermarket is very good at organising things for horrible occasions like this. Practical help is what is needed.

  4. Annmarie says:

    Here is a practical way to help. If you know someone in Italy send them some money to buy some emergency supplies on your behalf. The local communes ( town councils) have set up collection points where you can deposit any non-perishable food, bottled water, tissues, paper towels, plastic plates & cutlery, toilet paper, soap, sanitary pads, baby food, UHT milk, blankets etc. This morning we left 3 supermarket trolleys full at our local commune. The goods were then packaged and sealed into appropriate boxes by volunteers for collection by the emergency services and transported to the earthquake areas. This is happening every day in towns all over Italy.

    1. That is a great idea, what a wonderful way to help out, even from afar. Thank you for the suggestion. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

  5. styleague says:

    I am praying for the people in Italy and also the people affected by the earthquake, so good to hear your family is safe.

    1. Thank you for the positive energy for Italy and for the well wishes!

  6. Bernie Toner says:

    I’m sending my prayers for Italy and those affected by the earthquake. I’m praying your parents and loved ones are safe.

    1. Thank you for the prayers for Italy, and for your good thoughts. My family is safe thankfully but my heart is with so many who have lost their loved ones.

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