While first responders continue rescue and evacuation, community members shovel mud and remove branches and other debris from the flooding that has severely damaged homes, shops and businesses. Communities isolated from road blockages are currently barred from receiving aid. In addition to the tragic casualties, there is currently incalculable damages to livelihoods of affected communities. The President of the Emilia-Romagna region has requested a national state of emergency declaration.
All donations to this fund will support recovery and relief efforts from this disaster in Italy. Initially, the fund will help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in Italy.
How Your Donation Will Be Used
When you donate to GlobalGiving's Italy Flood Relief Fund, your donation will be used to:
- Provide food and emergency medical supplies to people
- Support temporary relief and emergency supplies for displaced families
- Support recovery and rebuilding efforts in the region
- Meet other needs that emerge from the impacted communities
Trusted and Reliable
GlobalGiving is one of the most reliable and trustworthy charities in the world. We have a four-star rating and nearly perfect score from Charity Navigator due to our stability, efficiency, sustainability, and commitment to transparency.
Our disaster relief funds have been recommended by the New York Times, the Associated Press, NPR, Washington Post, Oprah, ABC News, and the US State Department.
GlobalGiving's Track Record
GlobalGiving has been responding to disasters and supporting emergency aid and long-term relief programs since 2004. We have facilitated more than $200M in disaster donations to funds just like this one.
See how we've responded to similar disasters like this, including:
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).