Fundraising Partners

Gregory Berg of Enso Photography: “I’ve started a project to help Save Vernazza: If you buy a Vernazza print from my online gallery, I’ll donate 100% of the proceeds to Save Vernazza ONLUS.”

Thomasina Burke, author of the recently published Magic Bridge, a story in which many events take place in Vernazza, has announced she will donate 20% of all kindle orders to Save Vernazza ONLUS. Thomasina stated “there are three chapters devoted to Vernazza, and several to Rick Steves. We have hundreds of friends of which we have recommended travel to Vernazza, and we are all just now hearing of this disaster and are eager to help.”

Michael DeCesaris of Urban 84 a new online designer T-shirt and apparel store based out of Maryland, USA is donating $1.00 of every sale to Save Vernazza ONLUS. Michael, an Italian-American with great love for Italy states, “Although my family is not from the Vernazza area, I consider Italy one great, big family, and I can’t wait to see Vernazza returned to all its glory.”

Sherrill French of The French Palette: “Very special news of a project near and dear to my heart! The first painting I ever sold was of Cinque Terre, Italy, a place I had dreamed of visiting. I had the chance to spend a day there, and as fate would have it, on that day the towns of Vernazza and Monterosso were all but destroyed by 20 inches of rain, mudslides, and unthinkable flooding. We were blessed to evacuate after 36 harrowing hours, but my heart is heavy for the devastation. To help the rebuilding efforts, I am producing a series of paintings inspired by the beautiful Cinque Terre with ALL proceeds benefitting Save Vernazza and Rebuild Monterosso! So long as there is work to do, I will continue to paint to help!

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Andrew Handrick, musician and business owner in Vernazza: “My Five Steps Instrumental CD was inspired by time spent in Vernazza. On the morning of the disaster I was working in La Buatta ceramics shop in Vernazzza and was lucky to get the last train out minutes before the worst happened and as such I have decided to donate 70% of the download sales of the album from this site to the Save Vernazza fund.”

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” Oscar Wilde


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