24 August 2016
Dear Ester Silvana Israel - National President, WIZO ADEI Italy,
I am writing to send you my support and solidarity and that of our WIZO members worldwide, after a strong earthquake struck central Italy today.
I am watching the television footage from Casella, Umbria, Arquata del Tronto, Pescara, Accumoli, Amatrice – seeing the tragedy unfold as the hours go by, slowly realizing that places I know and love are no longer there.
It is heartbreaking – families torn apart, ancient towns reduced to rubble, so much beauty and history destroyed within minutes, so many lives turned upside down in the blink of an eye.
My heart goes out to the people of Italy. I wish the injured a quick recovery and send my condolences to the families of those killed.
I hope our ADEI WIZO members are all safe and sound and I hope they stay that way.
"The lord will protect you from all evil; he will keep your soul. The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in. From this time forth and forever." - Psalms 121 – 7-8
President, World WIZO