On Friday May 12, 2017, over 600 people attended the Italy Earthquake Relief Fund (TIERF) lunch with Sergio Marchionne, CEO Fiat Chrysler. The Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Kathleen Wynne were at the head table. The Prime Minister pledged to match grants from private donations for up to $2 million. The Premier committed a $250,000 donation. The lunch generated approximately $613,000. With federal matching the estimated funds raised to date are $2,650,000.
The TIERF will be making a substantial donation to a joint venture with the Vatican and the Italian Red Cross for the “Tele Mobile Hospital” project. When these technology enabled “mobile hospitals” are not assisting in natural disasters, they will be used as hospitals in small towns that lack medical facilities. TIERF has made a commitment to fund two Tele Mobile Hospitals.
As the federal matching program will continue to the end of 2017, your contribution can go twice as far. If you would like to make a donation please visit the website.