Grand Priory of Canada Knights of Malta OSJ

April 07, 2009 15:18 ET

PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE ASSISTANCE FOR EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS

ABRUZZESE FEDERATION & CANADIAN KNIGHTS OF MALTA ANNOUNCE EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORT

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Media Editor, News Editor, World News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, PRESS RELEASE--(Marketwire - April 7, 2009) - 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 6, 2009.

A press conference has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at the Riviera Parque Convention Centre, 2800 Highway No. 7 West, Concord, Ontario, in the Portabella Restaurant.

"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, Federazione Abruzzese Greater Toronto.

"We need to act immediately to address the devastation and suffering brought about by the 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."

La 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 established a Trust fund for the benefit of those individuals affected 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 - Earthquake
Account Number: 09012 69-21310
At: CIBC 7765 Yonge Street, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 2C4
IN: INTERNATIONAL

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