Milena Di Francesco è stata con il suo marito Pino Piccirelli (vedi l'articolo sotto) sabato, l’11 di aprile a L’Aquila. Ha detto che “serve veramente di tutto in particolare prodotti per celiaci e brandine insieme ai prodotti quotidiani che si utilizzano, compreso vestiti nuovi. Tutto ciò che abbiamo raccolto (devo dire tantissimo) l’abbiamo donato non alla Protezione Civile ma direttamente al magazzino gestito dal comune di L’Aquila dove tutti i terremotati possono accedere.” Per aiutare si può rivolgersi direttamente a Milena:
Altro messaggio da Milena:
Antonio Piccoli – 11 aprile 2009
Senza grandi parole e senza retorica, ne abbiamo sentite già tante.
Entro i 708 comuni a zona 1 ci sono 21 paesi della provincia di Chieti e far questi paesi c’è anche Torricella.
Milena Di Francesco went with her husband Pino Piccirelli (see article below) to L’Aquila on Saturday, April 11th. She said that “everything is needed, in particular food for those with gluten allergies, cots and just everyday items, including new clothes. The things we managed to collect (I must admit quite a bit) were not delivered to the Civil Protection Unit, but directly to a warehouse run by the city of L'Aquila and readily accessible to those in need.” To help you can contact Milena directly:
Another message from Milena:
Antonio Piccoli – April 11, 2009
I will avoid lofty words and rhetoric, both of which we have had our fill, to report here on the earthquake. All I know is that each one of us is pained by what has happened and immensely sad.
April 11, 2009, Holy Saturday
This morning Pino Piccirelli is leaving for L’Aquila with a van full of things collected in the past few days from friends in his company, the Pro Loco of Pennadomo, the town pharmacist, Fiorella Porreca, and Pino Piccone, resident of the Torricellan hamlet of Colle Zingaro. He took food, milk, towels, clothing, underclothing and a box of first aid equipment. He will deliver things to the civil protection authorities and to friends in L’Aquila. In 15 days he will leave with another load. Pino will also visit a friend who lost both parents and his house. His friend was in Sardinia when the earthquake struck. He tried to call his parents, but no one answered. He returned immediately to L’Aquila, but to no avail.
In Torricella help is being organized by Katrin Persichitti of the Cooperativa Futura (Future Cooperative) and by the Pro Loco “Albert Porreca”. The Cooperative has already collected food, clothing, detergent, blankets, shoes and many other items. The Pegaso Association will deliver the material. The Pro Loco also collected a large amount of similar things. They were supposed to leave for L’Aquila this afternoon, but civil protection authorities asked them to wait because there have been so many donations that they are having trouble keeping up with stocking and distribution.
Hotel Capè received a request from the prefect’s office the day after the earthquake to host those affected, and they immediately offered their complete support. On Tuesday, 2 days after the earthquake, 12 members of two families with small children arrived. They lost everything, and their homes have been condemned. They say only the central wall of their homes remained standing. Two married couples without children will arrive today. No one knows how long they all will stay, and no one knows what sort of help they will receive from the government. For the moment it is simply important to help them out, and no one has hesitated to do so. Many members of the community visited them and brought them clothing and toys. In fact, they received so much that they said they are not sure where to put everything.
So, is Torricella in a seismic region? How does it rate?
Of the 708 municipalities in Zone 1, there are 21 in the province of Chieti, including Torricella. Keeping us “company” nearby are: Gessopalena, Pennadomo, Altino, Lama, Lettopalena, Palena, Taranta, Casoli, Fara San Martino, Borrello, Gamberale, Pizzoferrato and Gradiagrele.
Translation courtesy of Dan Aspromonte