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JOIN NIAF AS WE WORK TOGETHER TO HELP VICTIMS OF HURRICANE SANDY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org


(Washington, D.C. — November 6, 2012), Hurricane Sandy left unbelievable damages in its wake along the Northeastern seaboard, in particular to New York City and the New Jersey shore communities. The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) encourages its supporters to help make a difference to the many families that have lost their homes and are in need of help.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and families who suffered the devastating losses from Hurricane Sandy,” said NIAF Chief Operating Officer John M. Viola. “At this critical stage, any action is a positive step. So we want to do whatever we can to help.”

To volunteer or to make donations, please contact your local relief organizations, government officials or Chamber of Commerce.

The following websites have additional information about how you can help with the recovery efforts:

• New York City Hurricane Relief Resources
www.nycservice.org

• State of New Jersey Hurricane Relief Resources
www.nj.gov/nj/home/features/spotlight/hurricane_sandy.shtml

• State of Connecticut Hurricane Relief Resources
www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?a=11&q=513034

The American Red Cross is also accepting donations. Visit http://rdcrss.org/PB2zWh to learn more about ways you can make a difference in the recovery with essential supplies and donations.

NIAF has established the Italian American Relief, a coordinated effort to provide immediate response when natural disaster catastrophes occur in Italy and the United States. NIAF is actively engaging organizations in this effort to help those in need. Your pledges and donations will be sent to specific projects that will support the Italian American community. For more information, visit www.ItalianAmericanRelief.org.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage and culture of Americans of Italian descent. Visit www.niaf.org.




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