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Tuesday April 7, 2009

CIIM Canada support Abruzzese Federation & Canadian Knights of Malta in their earthquake relief effort

La Federazione Associazioni e Club abruzzesi Greater Toronto in co-operation with the humanitarian organization The Grand Priory of Canada Knights of Malta, are working together to provide relief to the victims of the recent earthquake that struck the Abruzzo region of Italy on april 6th 2009.

"On behalf of the Federazione Abruzzese, I urge all Canadians to join us and the Knights of Malta Grand Priory of Canada OSJ, in assisting survivors to get back to their lives and into shelter as soon as possible," stated Ivana Fracasso, President of Federazione Abruzzesi Greater Toronto.

" We need to act immediatly to adress the devastation and suffering brought about by recent earthquake in the Abruzzo Region. On behalf of the Grand Priory of Canada, I am announcing a partnership with the Federazione Abruzzese Greater Toronto to provide financial support for those individuals victimized by this unfortunate act of nature," stated HE Chev. Mario Cortellucci O. Ont., GCSJ, Grand Prior of Canada and Executive Vice President CIIM Canada.

La Federazione Associazioni e Club Abruzzesi Greater Toronto and the Grand Priory of Canada for the Knights Hospitallers of the soveirign order of St. John of jerusalem Knights of Malta ( Ecumenical Order ) have established a Trust fund for the benefit of those individuals affecetd by the 2009 Earthquake in Abruzzo.

The organizations kindly ask all Canadians who would like to help, to make a donation to:

O.S.J. Charities Trust Fund for L'Aquila

Abruzzo Italy - Eartquake

Account Number: 09012 69-21310 at CIBC 7765 Yonge Street, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 2C4