On 13 December, the Calabria Delegation intended to assist the efforts made by the Italian Red Cross – Committee Riviera dei Gelsomini of Siderno, chaired by Dr Concetta Gioffrè, in managing the emergency situation relating to the influx of migrants, donating toys, clothing, confectionery, food and necessities. The donation took place also thanks to the help of the Military Corps of the Red Cross of Reggio Calabria, in the person of Cap. Marcello G. Novello. The President of the Italian Red Cross – Comitato Riviera dei Gelsomini di Siderno Dr. Gioffrè, enthusiastically welcomed the Dames and Knights, headed by the Vice Delegate Grand Off. Aurelio Badolati. During the meeting, Dr. Gioffrè explained the activities of the committee and in particular focused on the measures taken by the Red Cross both for migrants and for the increasingly needy in the area of Locra. She also recounted some episodes that saw volunteers, operate during the landings, emphasizing that migrants who land in Roccella Ionica are in need of everything, in particular children to whom no assistance is given during the journey. The President, in thanking the Calabria Delegation, added that for smaller migrants new toys and clothes, together with donated sweets, will be particularly appreciated. The Vice Delegate Aurelio Badolati said that in the near future, the delegation will renew other donations and help the volunteers of the Red Cross also in the reception of migrants.
On the occasion of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the delegation made a concrete gesture of solidarity by donating 30 hot meals to the neediest.