Hope For Emilia is an exciting event that will last from July 22 to August 9, 2012 and will include a Summer Fashion Fair, fashion shows, an art expo and entertaiment events to fundraise for the victims of earthquake in Emilia (Italy).
As you know, the north of Italy has been hit by devasting earthquakes last months.
The first earthquake, registering magnitude 6.1, struck in the Emilia-Romagna region, on 20 May 2012.
Two aftershocks of magnitude 5.2 occurred few hours after the main event and seven people were killed.
Nine days later, on May 29, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the same area causing an additional eighteen deaths and widespread damage, particularly to buildings already weakened by the 20 May earthquake.
And again on June 3, 4 and 6 aftershakes struck the region, causing panic between people, who still don’t know if this incubus is going to continue…
The damages of these earthquakes are terrible: 26 people died and thousands are homeless, living in tents.
The whole economy of the country was brought to its knees.
Hope for Emilia aims to fundraise to help the many victims of the earthquakes: 100% of the funds raised with this event will be donated to victims of the earthquake through the bank account opened by Italian Government for Emilia-Romagna region (http://www.regione.emilia-romagna.it/terremoto/la-raccolta-fondi-della-regione-come-donare).