The Rehoboth Area Chapter of UNICO National raised $3,000 at its annual “Opera at the Beach” event on Oct. 23, to benefit relief efforts after the 6.6-magnitude earthquake that shook central Italy on Oct. 30.
The earthquake, the strongest tremor to hit the country in three decades, injured at least 20 people, and came on the heels of a devastating quake in August that killed nearly 300 people.
The Rehoboth Area Chapter of UNICO donates the proceeds from its opera event to a different charity each year. In the past years donations were made to cancer research and the Wounded Warrior Project. This year the proceeds were given to the UNICO National Foundation-Disaster Relief Fund. Guarantees have been made that funds will go directly to those in most need.
“Opera at the beach” was held at St. Edmond Church. Major sponsors were the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture, the DaVinci Society of Wilmington and Sussex County businesses that included Gallo Realty, Imagination Furniture and GGE of Delaware.
UNICO National, with the help of local chapters, aims to provide community service, charitable contributions (on local and national levels) and to promote the Italian heritage and culture.
For more information about UNICO and its programs contact Maria Teresa Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.