A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Italy early morning Wednesday August 24. Rescuers are searching through the rubble hoping to find someone still alive and relief groups are mobilizing. I want to reassure everybody that no one of our Transcom sites has been damaged and no injuries has been reported for our Transcom employees.
Significant damages have been reported in cities close to Rieti (Rome area): the towns of Amatrice, Accumoli and Arquata del Tronto village in central Italy are the worst affected areas.
The latest bulletin reports that nearly 250 people have died but 215 have been saved by the rescue teams. In addition, several smaller earthquakes are still hitting the area, creating panic among the population and making the rescue operations even more complex.
We want to reassure everyone that all our Transcom Italy employees are reported to be safe.
We would like to help in any possible way. To do so, we wish to share with the entire Transcom community several easy ways to contribute and help.
- To donate with the US dollar or other international currencies, use this fund set up by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
- The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is also supporting rescue and long term relief operations.
- You can donate directly to the Italian Red Cross here: http://www.cri.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/31392
Thanks to everyone who will contribute with a donation.
Because Transcom Cares!