We are concrete people, used to demonstrating what is important in facts. That’s why solidarity, for us, means real and tangible gestures. Something that can make a difference in the everyday lives of people like us. Like, for example, helping the Simply supermarket in Amatrice to reopen after the terrible earthquake of summer 2016.
We donated a medium temperature bi-compressor refrigeration unit and a low temperature condensing unit. These products have certainly covered only the needs of the new store and not all the needs of a population severely affected by this event, but we like to think that they were received as a wish for a quick return to normalcy and a sign of hope for those who had lost a little.
We also wanted to give a sign of affection and closeness to the Community of Monti Azzurri in San Ginesio (MC). Again in 2016 we chose, in fact, to donate the sum usually used for Christmas gifts for the purchase of furniture and material to the Gabella Day Center for disabled people. The young guests of the structure, which was declared unfit for use, had been moved to a temporary location: losing such a precious point of reference, already in such an shocking situation, risked becoming a serious problem.
Instead, having familiar objects near them again gave them back, at least partially, a calming habit and, hopefully, a smile.