By students at Collège Voltaire, Geneva
Although the Swiss Red Cross has already sent help to the victims of the Italian earthquake that devastated the town of Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy 6 April 2009, Italy still needs donations. The Swiss association sent 200 tents and CHF 300,000.
The Italian Red Cross is well organized and has equipment and manpower. It now needs financial contributions in order to help people build their houses. At this time people are living in extremely difficult conditions in tents and really want to return to a normal life and find jobs.
Your contributions to the Swiss Red Cross and other aid organization will help Abruzzo return to normal.
Related: GenevaLunch photo album of Abruzzo, with photos showing recovery work in the city, from Order of Malta member , May 2009.
Ed. note: this is one of six articles written by 15- and 16-year-old students in the English-language OS (option spécifique) classes at Collège Voltaire, a state school in Geneva. GenevaLunch worked with the students the week of 27 April-1 May to help them start an online school newspaper, as part of GL’s efforts to build bridges between the English-speaking international community and the local French-speaking population.