How to Help Amatrice and Central Italy’s Earthquake Victims

Written by Katie Parla on August 26, 2016


Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press
Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press

Towns deep in central Italy’s Apennines, including Amatrice, Accumoli, Pescara del Tronto, and Arquata del Tronto were struck with a devastating 6.2 earthquake earlier this week. This morning the death toll stands at 267 victims, a number that is expected to rise. Search, rescue and relief services are in desperate need of help. Here are some ways to support the emergency efforts.

The Italian Red Cross is collecting funds, which you can contribute online via PayPal by visiting their website or via wire transfer.

If you are in Lazio and eligible to give blood, you can do so in centers across the region. And if you have a house in the area, you can provide shelter to victims via Airbnb.

In Rome, municipal offices are collecting necessities and funds. La Repubblica has the details here.


Across Italy, restaurants are pledging €2 from every amatriciana sale to relief efforts. Meanwhile in the US until the end of Sept, for every plate of pasta all’amatriciana sold, Mario Batali’s restaurants will donate $5 to Italian Red Cross relief.


Over at Marta and Mailaino, 100% of amatriciana sales will be donated to the relief efforts for the next 6 days.

Los Angeles restaurants are also showing their support. Visit Foodiamo for more info. Restaurants in Miami and Philly are also pitching in.

Now through Wednesday August 31 Monteverde in Chicago will donating half of the proceeds of their amatriciana towards Italian Earthquake relief via the Italian Red Cross.

Please leave links to other aid sources in comments below!

UPDATE: Here is a map of restaurants participating in the #AMAtriceAiuti initiativ

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