Italy Earthquake Disaster Response and Recovery Fund
On August 24, 2016 a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 241 people and injuring hundreds more. Bright Funds has established the Italy Earthquake Disaster Response and Recovery Fund, comprised of pre-vetted nonprofits providing disaster response in Italy. Through a single tax deductible donation to the Fund, you can help provide short-term and long-term response and recovery to multiple organization initiatives. Our Fund approach is informed by expert and local recommendations, based on up to date information from disaster philanthropy and nongovernmental organization networks. The Fund's strategy is similarly dynamic and responsive: as information on local communities needs becomes available, we will update the organizations in this Fund, directing donations towards specific organizations doing work in the areas most affected. We have initially selected organizations that are on the ground assisting with immediate relief needs, including rescue efforts, medical assistance, and providing access to clean water, food and shelter. Our approach is primarily informed by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
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