Chefs unite to help Italy’s earthquake victims and the Red Cross

Chefs from all over the world have come together to raise money for Italy’s earthquake victims by cooking the local dish of Amatrice – the delicious spaghetti all’Amatriciana.

Paul Bell from Rome has blogged that £2 from every sale of the dish will go to the Red Cross to help the victims of Wednesday’s earthquake.

The Red Cross is already on the ground in central Italy where the earthquake struck – and is accepting donations to help victims.

Italian Red Cross spokesman Tommaso Della Longa said:

“People are in shock, they have seen their houses collapse around them and they have lost everything. Our volunteers are with survivors now and trying to help them come to terms with this disaster.

“Huge parts of the towns hit have been completely wrecked – houses, schools, churches, are all damaged or destroyed.

“Every minute of the search for survivors is critical – our rescuers are in the rubble and are getting people out of there as soon as they can.”

You can read more about the situation and how to donate to the Red Cross online.

You can also read more about the campaign by chefs to help Italy’s earthquake victims at CNN.

 

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