Italy has declared a state of emergency in Venice after the city was engulfed with record high water levels, flooding its historic basilica, filling St. Mark’s Square and multiple historical buildings, putting the whole city and its citizens at risk, while causing incalculable damages, the Italian Chamber of Commerce shared in a message to its members and the public.
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has launched a global campaign in support of Venice in order to raise emergency funding and provide immediate relief to its citizens as well as contribute to a timely restoration of the art treasures and historical sites of the city.
Donations can be made to the Comune di Venezia account created for this initiative:
Account name: Comune di Venezia – Emergenza acqua alta (City of Venice – Flood Emergency)
Description: Contributo Emergenza acqua (Flood emergency Contribution)
IBAN: IT 24 T 03069 02117 100000 018767
Those making a donation via bank transfer from Canada or outside of Italy must include the BIC number.
The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario also invites us all to use the Twitter hashtag #HelpVenice in support of the Venice, a cultural heritage site of global importance.
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