“Rebuilding Lives, Restoring Hope”
July 22nd – August 9th, 2012
HOPE FOR EMILIA is an exciting event that will last from July 22 to August 9, 2012 and will include a Summer Fashion Fair, fashion shows, an art expo and entertainment events to fundraise for the victims of earthquake in Emilia, Italy.
As most of the world is aware, the northern region of Italy has been hit by devastating earthquakes during the last several months.
The first earthquake, registering a magnitude of 6.1, struck in the Emilia-Romagna region, on May 20th of 2012.
Two aftershocks with a magnitude of 5.2 occurred a few hours after the main event, and seven people were killed.
Nine days later, on May 29th, an additional earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck the same area causing an additional eighteen deaths and widespread damage, particularly to buildings already weakened by the May 20th earthquake.
And again on June 3rd, 4th and 6th, aftershocks struck the region, causing panic among terrified people, who still don’t know if this incubus is going to continue.
The damages of these earthquakes are terrible: 26 people died, and thousands are homeless, living in tents.
The whole economy of the country was brought to its knees.
“Hope for Emilia” aims to fundraise to help the many victims of the earthquakes: 100% of the funds raised with this event will be donated to victims of the earthquake through the bank account opened by Emilia-Romagna region (http://www.regione.emilia-romagna.it/terremoto/la-raccolta-fondi-della-regione-come-donare).
The “Hope for Emilia” team of volunteers is busy organizing this important event which we hope will touch the lives of those affected by the natural disaster in Emilia.
The grand opening of the “Hope for Emilia” Fashion Fair will take place on Sunday July 22. At this fair, each of the many talented designers supporting this worthy cause has agreed to offer an exclusive item. The full proceeds of the sales of the exclusive items will be donated to assist the citizens whose lives were affected by the earthquakes in Emilia. Fashion shows highlighting our designers’ exclusive creations are planned for July 29th and August 5th, respectively.
Also exciting is the Art Exhibition to take place beginning on August 3rd, at which artistic creations from the grid’s most accomplished artists will be on display and available for purchase.
Our event will be held at two sims which have been graciously donated to us by Alexandar Vargas, and we are delighted to have Setsuna Infinity providing the build.
A LM of the sims will be provided on July 22nd, 2012.
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
•Sat. July 21st at 1.00 pm slt
Fashion Fair opens to Bloggers and Press
• Sun. July 22nd at 1.00 pm slt
Fashion Fair opens to Public
• Sun. July 29th at 1.00 pm slt
Fashion Show I Featuring Hope for Emilia Designers
• Fri. August 3rd at 1.00 pm slt
Art Expo Opening
• Sun. August 5th at 1.00 pm slt
Fashion Show II Featuring Hope for Emilia Designers
• Thurs. August 9th at 1.00 pm slt
For more information, please visit the following sites:
Hope for Emilia
Emilia-Romagna Donation Site
The “Hope for Emilia” Team