Mayor: Madonna promise for quake relief
The Associated Press and Reuters picked up the story about Madonna lending a helping hand to the Italian region devastated by a series of earthquakes this week. AP has also an update about the contact between the mayor of Pacentro and Madonna’s management.
Earlier this week Guy Oseary posted a note on his Twitter page saying “Thank you for informing me today that mayor of Pacentro, Italy made a plea to Madonna for her to help earthquake victims.. help is on its way.”
Here is the latest development of this story from the Associated Press.
“The mayor of an Italian town damaged by Monday’s earthquake says Madonna has promised $500,000 to help people in need.
Fernando Caparso, the mayor of Pacentro, the mountainside village where two of the pop star’s grandparents were born, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that that he had spoken to the pop star’s manager. He said he was deeply moved by Madonna’s effort to assist the town as well as surrounding areas.
Pacentro, 100 kilometers (60 miles) from hard-hit L’Aquila, felt Monday’s earthquake but didn’t suffer major damage. Caparso said most of the donation would go to areas harder hit.
Liz Rosenberg, the pop singer’s spokeswoman, said Madonna had pledged a “substantial amount,” but didn’t disclosed the exact figure.”
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