The Municipality of Monterosso has opened a bank account to collect funds to help the villages of Monterosso and Vernazza in the Cinque Terre, hit from the flood.
Subsequently, also the newspaper “Il Secolo XIX” in cooperation with Carige Bank has opened a bank account to raise funds. (link)
These are the coordinates:
MUNICIPALITY OF MONTEROSSO:
HEADING: “Help for Monterosso and Vernazza”
CAUSAL: “Alluvionati 5 Terre”
IL SECOLO XIX AND BANCA CARIGE
IBAN: IT11 Y061 7501 4000 0000 3452 080
HEADING: Società Edizioni e Pubblicazioni (S.E.P.) Spa
CAUSAL: “Alluvione Spezia”
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We were vacationing in Vernazza and were rceeusd from the train platform by three wonderful Italian men as a propane tank exploded and two cars were swept under the platform. Frederico, a teacher who lives in Vernazza, led us to the church where he and the priest gave us sanctuary and provided us with towels, blankets and a case of water. Eventually we and the 12 people who were rceeusd with us were taken to a church at the top of the town near the office of the mayor which had been set up as a relief center shared by tourists and local people as well. Local residents did all they could to provide us with liquids and snacks although many of them had lost their businesses and homes. The woman we rented our rooms from had her son lead us to her family home because we couldn’t get into our rooms. The next day we were evacuated by boat and the emergency workers and volunteers were heroic in their efforts to help us. We will never forget Vernazza and are thankful to you for providing information on how and where to send aid. We are sadden that such good people are living through such difficult times and hope and pray that some normalcy will return to the town and the people quickly.