Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the earthquake in central Italy – as we post this 241 people are known to have died, dozens are still trapped, many are homeless and aftershocks continue to rock the area.
At this time of crisis, it may not surprise you to hear that a team of Transitioners have leapt to respond. Working in partnership with the public services, a group of search and rescue experts, all of them key members of Transition Italia, are using an infrared scanner to find people trapped under collapsed buildings and administering first aid. As needs change in the days ahead, Transitioners in Italy will be exploring what else they can do to reach out and support their neighbours in the small towns and villages hit by the quake – already the Italian network is spontaneously working to find people accommodation and basic goods.
If you would like to send money to help the Transition team buy essential supplies, here are Transition Italy’s bank account details:
P.zza della Libertà, 2 – 40050 Monteveglio Bo – Italy
IBAN: IT05L 05018 02400 00000 01978 52
Banca Popolare Etica
Purpose of transfer: