Italy | Select another site to see content specific to your location Change site

Website select
Global United Kingdom Czech Republic Romania Belgium Italy North Macedonia Poland Luxembourg Hungary
  • April 28, 2023
  • News

LIBERTY Magona employees raise for €10,000 for those impacted affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

LIBERTY Magona’s employees have raised EUR 10,000 to support those impacted by the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria by giving up an hour’s pay to give to the Croce Rossa charity. Their contribution to the Croce Rossa’s important work was made at a ceremony at the plant.

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake, the most devastating to hit Turkey in more than 20 years, occurred in the south of the country near the northern border of Syria in early February and was quickly followed by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake located around 95 kilometers to the southwest. The enormous force of the earthquakes, devastated towns and villages in both countries  and killed more than 60,000 and injured more than 123,000.

In response to that tragedy a fundraising initiative was launched at LIBERTY Magona at the end of February. This internal collection, which consisted in donating the pay an hour of one’s work, was made by all those who work at the plant, both full time employees and temporary workers.

At a ceremony held at the LIBERTY Magona management hall a cheque for EUR 10,000 was presented to Daniele Bettini, Commissioner of the Piombino committee of the Croce Rossa, by Lino Iallorenzi, the plant’s Managing Director, and company union representatives, Maurizio Cantagalli CISL, Claudio Bartolommei UIL and Claudio Valacchi CGIL.

Lino Iallorenzi, LIBERTY Magona’s Managing Director, said; “I am proud, as always, of our employees’ commitment to help those who need our help. This is yet another example of the huge community spirit of those who work here at La Magona and we look forward to the funds we have raised being used to help those who have been damaged by the tragedies in Turkey and Syria as soon as possible.”

Commissioner Bettini thanked and praised the company for its social responsibility, its attentiveness to the community and for its support to the causes dear to the community in which it operates.