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Forza L’Aquila, a no-profit association, was created after the earthquake that on April 6, 2009 at 3.32 in the night destroyed the town of L’Aquila. It was founded by Carlo Caione, its President, with the immediate support, moral and professional qualities of its founding members, Antonio Barile, Aldo Benedetti, Andrea Castellani, Lanfranco Massimi, all born at L’Aquila and proud of it.
The earthquake was so devastating that if only it had occurred six or seven hours later, when schools, universities, offices and shops are crowded with people, it would have certainly caused thousands of casualties.
The idea inspiring the creation of Forza L’Aquila was and is the rebirth of our town.
The first of several projects was inspired by the need to create a proper environment for social and cultural aggregation for the population scattered all over the territory by the consequences of the event.
It is a unique, ambitious, high profile project, and at the same time of great social impact. It represents our strong will to come alive again, focusing in particular on the need of that part of the population that the earthquake damaged the most: The older, the disable, the younger.
Through the efforts of its several members and volunteers, Forza L’Aquila continues in its activity of collecting funds and organizing events with the involvement of schools, industries, commercial companies and the whole community.
We have realized a technical project to offer to our town, well documented, like all our initiatives, with money transfers visible on the website, on the page “contribution”.
At present time, though the great support received by our contributors and the government (for which we will always be grateful), only a small part of the whole has been realized due to the entity of the damage that the earthquake caused to our beautiful and ancient town.
This project and many others inspired by the need to give a new birth to L’Aquila in all fields of daily life are the reason why we have started this fascinating and challenging adventure and ask for the support of all of you.