RealAdventures sends out our thoughts and prayers to the survivors and victims of the recent earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy. The devastation has killed more than 279 people, injured another 1,500 and left 17,000 homeless. The loss of loved ones, homes and medieval monuments brings tears and sorrow to thousands more. Pictures of the devastation do not come close to capturing the pain and loss felt by the residents.
Italian Red Cross volunteers and police have been working around the clock looking for survivors, tending to the injured, setting up tents and caring for the residents. Additional offers of support and aid has been pouring in from around the world. I’m always amazed and proud to see the compassion and care we show for each other in the times of our greatest need.
There are a number of travel services from this region (Abruzzo, Italy) that advertise on the RealAdventures site. As they rebuild their lives and towns, we will be reaching out to them to offer assistance where we can.
Anyone wishing to donate to the relief efforts is encouraged to do so through Red Cross International’s website at: