Far from Home but not the Heart

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By Lisa Orloff, Founder of World Cares Center

Amatrice, who hears of this small town until now, when tragedy has struck.

No words ring truer than “it’s a small world” when it comes to Amatrice. My husband’s mother is from Italy and he conducts business there. We have grown to have very good friends from small towns and normally unheard of neighborhoods. They are, as I like to call them, “framily.”

Every year our dear friend and owner of Galvanina restaurant, Rino and Andrea, come to our home from Rimini, Italy bearing many culinary delights. We gather all our friends and invite them to savor Rino’s favorite recipe, Amatriaciana, the specialty dish from Amatrice.

Amatrice, which most of us have now heard of, is a medieval Italian hill town north of Rome. The town is now devastated by the recent earthquake. Rino and Andrea are fine although, like many Italians, heartbroken.

We send our love and strength to our framily in Italy.

If anyone is interested in supporting the hyper local relief effort, you can contribute to World Cares Center and note “Amatrice” relief.

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