How is the Red Cross helping in Italy?

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Initially, the American Red Cross has provided $50,000 to our sister society, the Italian Red Cross, to help with the ongoing relief efforts on the ground:

  • 5 mobile kitchens are distributing about 14,000 meals per day

  • Teams of volunteer doctors and nurses are providing medical aid and assistance at the 4 medical posts

  • 30 Italian Red Cross ambulances are helping move and evacuate affected people

  • 2 Italian Red Cross tents are providing first aid services

  • Italian Red Cross psychological teams are helping families hit by the tragedy deal with the emotional toll

History of American Red Cross and Italian Red Cross partnering

  • During WW1, Ernest Hemingway was an American Red Cross volunteer in Italy.

  • More recently, the American Red Cross provided assistance after the earthquake in 2002.

Read more about Red Cross efforts in Italy.

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