Asti mobilizes for Ukraine. Headmasters, fundraisers, solidarity initiatives and hospitality proposals are multiplying.
The Welcoming Network today 5 March returns to Piazza San Secondo with the garrison «A bridge of bodies. #StopWar. Peace, dialogue, welcome “ (from 15), while on the balcony of the town hall the flags of Peace and Ukraine fly and the solidarity commitment is intensified. “We have a moral duty to be close to the Ukrainian people,” underlines the mayor Rasero. After the discussion with Caritas and Piam to organize hospitality and reiterating the willingness to meet with Ukrainian citizens residing in Asti, the mayor announces the opening of a current account: “The funds raised – he explains – will be used in the area for projects dedicated to refugees who leave their country or paid through the embassy to help the Ukrainian population “
. The account is open to Monte dei Paschi di Siena, treasurer of the Municipality, with motive «Municipality of Asti Ukraine emergency support» (IT93T0103010300000000550132).
«Against wars and for a peace without borders»: this year the Fiom Cgil will not give mimosa sprigs to women in the workplace. “In this emergency situation of the Ukrainian people, we believe that the money for the purchase of mimosas is better used for concrete actions – explains the secretariat. Seck Mamadou – The amount earmarked for flowers will be donated to associations operating in the territory affected by the war in Ukraine ». But in the words of Mamadou Seck there is also the concern for “a dangerous military escalation”: “Do not choose disarmament, political and diplomatic action feeds the war and amplifies its disastrous scenarios – he continues – It is necessary that the billions of euros that the European States want to use in armaments are immediately destined for peaceful cooperation, on the energy transition and for social investments starting from public health and education ”.
The Castilian has organized a collection of basic necessities with the trucking company Biglia. Together with their parents, students with knowledge of the Russian / Ukrainian language made themselves available to the diocesan desk «Migrantes Point»For hospitality and translation services for the families who will be hosted in the city. In the markets of Campagna Amica begins the “Suspended spending for the Ukrainian people”, with the young people and women of Coldiretti, and the Caritas Diocesana. A donation can be made to purchase products for the Ukrainian population at the Corso Alessandria market today (10-12.30 hours) and Tuesday (14-18 hours); tomorrow (Sunday) at the Campagna Amica producers’ market in Piazza Alfieri (10 am-6pm).
«Rotary for Peace» sent the first aid to Ukraine and the Asti club led by Rossella Maggiora created an emergency commission formed by Maurizio Mela, Luigi Florio, Marco Stobbione, while continuing fundraising (RotaryForPeace Bank Passer Account Number: 514993 IBAN: IT66 H 03332 10400 000000514993 SWIFT / BIC: PASBITGG).
An account also opened by the Diocesan Caritas: causal «Ukraine Emergency», bank transfer in favor of the Diocesan Caritas of Asti, IBAN IT17S0623010320000046398437, Cariparma (corso Alfieri n.213, Asti). Donations for Ukraine also on mirrordeitempi.org by credit card and Paypal, or with a bank transfer to the account in the name of Fondazione La Stampa – Specchio dei Tempi, via Lugaro 15, 10126 Turin (IT67 L0306909 6061 0000 0117 200, Banca Intesa Sanpaolo), or on postal account no. 1035683943. In the description “For the people of Ukraine”. –