Dare una mano means to lend a hand.

I was contacted by Joanne of Frutto della Passione today, asking if I’d post about the efforts to help the victims of this week’s devastating earthquake in Abruzzo, Italy.

Joanne is asking that bloggers in Toronto share some important information with their readers in the event that people want to do something to help.

The Federazione Associazioni e Club Abruzzesi Greater Toronto and The Grand Priory of Canada for the Knights Hospitallers of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta (Ecumenical Order) have created a Trust for those affected by the earthquake in Abruzzo.

If you want to donate to the Trust, here’s the information:

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

Abruzzo Italy – Earthquake

Account Number: 09012 69-21310

At: CIBC 7765 Yonge Street, Thornhill, Ontario L3T 2C4

Here are some links to Italian bloggers and more information on lending a helping hand:


Ms. Adventures in Italy

Bleeding Espresso

Bella Baita

Your support is greatly appreciated!