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Agnelli family donates €10m to Civil Protection Foundation

March 17, 2020

The Agnelli family has donated €10m in coordination with the Italian Civil Protection Department to support the care of the sick, arranged by the national health service in Italy.

In response to the growing Coronavirus outbreak across the country, Juventus President Agnelli and his family and its companies have put in place a series of measures to help support those affected.

A report in Calcio E Finanza confirms that the family has made a contribution of €10m for the Department of Civil Protection, to deal with the emergency at national level; and La Stampa – Specchio dei Tempi, a Foundation committed to responding to the social and health needs of Turin and Piedmont.

In addition, Exor and its subsidiaries Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ferrari and CNH Industrial – to which Ermenegildo Zegna and Pesenti Foundation have also joined – have identified and are purchasing from various foreign suppliers a total of 150 respirators in addition to medical-health equipment, preparing its immediate air transport in Italy.

The long-term rental company Leasys (FCA Bank) had made available to the Italian Red Cross and other voluntary associations, a fleet of means for the distribution of food and medicines in Italian cities to patients, the elderly and people in need of assistance. In addition, Exor, FCA, Ferrari and CNH industrial also maintain close contact with the Department of Civil Protection, to provide the country with free scouting services to identify medical equipment and healthcare materials on international markets.

These initiatives add to the campaigns already underway: #DistantiMaUniti, a fundraiser promoted by Juventus and still ongoing on the gofundme platform; #restoascuola, an initiative promoted by the Agnelli Foundation, together with the La Stampa, to support distance teaching in schools, especially for those students who are experiencing greater difficulties in learning.

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