FAIRFIELD, N.J., Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- UNICO National, the largest Italian American Service Organization in the country, has donated $50,000 its members raised after the August 2016 earthquake near Amitrice in central Italy to the Azienda Sanitaria Locale Rieti Hospital. UNICO National President Tom Vaughan said "This was an effort started last year by Immediate Past National President Dominick Nicastro. I want to thank Dominick and all of our members for their generous donation which will go directly to a local hospital in Rieti."
UNICO National Foundation President John DiNapoli, who orchestrated the donation, said that "the funds will go exclusively for the purchase of medical equipment and repairs to the hospital facility."
UNICO National, founded in 1922, has local chapters throughout America. Its volunteer members support charitable, educational, and community service projects while promoting Italian heritage. www.unico.org.
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