Dear Santa Claus: Let Sardinia smile again – In the aftermath of disaster

Dear Santa Claus,

Make a great gift to us sisters, that Sardinia will smile again, as always.”

Photo by Debora Deiana

**This photo was circulating Facebook early this morning, and it hit the soft spot we all carry in our hearts. I emailed Debora to get her permission for this photo and she happily obliged.

On November 18th, 2013 Sardinia was hit by a deadly cyclone, killing 17 people and leaving thousands homeless. Islanders have come out in full force in offering beds, clothing and a shoulder to cry on. The solidarity seen between the communities of Sardinia in the aftermath of cyclone Cleopatra just proves how strong, united and committed the islanders are in the wake of disaster.

The following map shows areas which were affected by Cyclone Cleopatra, people offering help, evacuations, emergency services, news, flooding, volunteer help, and stories.

Sardegna Cyclone Cleopatra

Click to visit site

60 communities were crushed by Cyclone Cleopatra:

11 communites in the Gallura: Arzachena, Berchidda, Budduso’, Golfo Aranci, Loiri Porto San Paolo, Monti, Olbia, Oschiri, Padru, Sant’Antonio di Gallura, Telti.

16 communites in Nuoro: Bitti, Dorgali, Galtelli’, Irgoli, Loculi, Lode’; Lula, Nuoro, Oliena, Onani’, Onifai, Orgosolo, Orosei, Posada, Siniscola, Torpe.

8 communities in Cagliari: Armungia, Ballao, Decimoputzu, Escalaplano, Siliqua, Vallermosa, Villaputzu, Villaspeciosa.

8 communities in Medio Campidano: Gonnosfanadiga, Guspini, Pabillonis, San Gavino Monreale, Sanluri, Sardara, Villacidro, Villanovafranca.

7 communities in Ogliastra: Arzana, Lanusei, Seui, Talana, Tortoli’, Ussassai, Villagrande Strisaili.

Here’s how you can help Sardinia pick up the pieces:

To make a monetary donation to the comune of Olbia please follow the banking details:

Account: n. 0540 – 070361388
IBAN: IT72U 01015 84980 000070361388
BIC/Swift Code: BPMOIT22XXX
Reference: Comune di Olbia Emergenza Alluvione

Alluvione = Flood

Forza Sardegna. Forza.

Santa is listening.

About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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7 Responses to Dear Santa Claus: Let Sardinia smile again – In the aftermath of disaster

  1. Tahira says:

    My heart, thoughts, and prayers, are will you guys, Jennifer.

  2. Ditto what Tahira said. Is the Red Cross involved?

  3. Thanks for sharing this valuable information, Jennifer. I’ll tweet this. Blessings to the people of your dear island!

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

  4. candres2012 says:

    You brought tears to my eyes once again Jennifer. Good work.

  5. Lilly says:

    Forza Sardegna! Forza Jennifer!

  6. Meredith says:

    Jennifer, It’s so nice to read someone in english for a change talking about Sardinia, How long have you been in Sardinia. I live near Cagliari(Assemini to be precise) What are you doing over here, I see you are a fantasticblogger! If you are ever in Cag let me know we can meet for a coffee! I’m a Mexican living in Sardinia :)

    • Ciao Meredith,

      I’ve been in Sardinia for almost 6 years, how long have you lived here? I married into the island … ;) Thanks for liking my blog and if you’re ever way up north drop me a line, I’d love to meet up.

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