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More on Madonna's earthquake donation

Madonna donates to Italian earthquake fund

When a devastating earthquake struck the Abruzzo region of Italy on Monday, the mayor of the hamlet of Pacentro made an appeal for help to the granddaughter of two former townspeople. The following morning, that granddaughter responded in a big way.
Madonna, whose paternal grandparents lived in Pacentro until 1919, made a 'substantial donation' for the relief effort following the 6.3 magnitude quake that left more than 200 dead, says her publicist Liz Rosenberg. The rep wouldn't give the amount, but a source says it's about $500,000.
'I am happy to lend a helping hand to the town that my ancestors are from,' Madonna tells PEOPLE. 'My heart goes out to the families that have lost loved ones or their homes.'



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Thanks Madonna from Italy! someone will think is all publicity but we all know that this come from her great heart!
Italy loves Madonna, and we are looking forward to attending her 2 amazing concerts in July!
Ric from Italy


Brava Luisa!It's helpful what you've done!


What an amazing woman. As an Italian, I'm ever so thankful. She did not forget her origins, go girl!


Could this woman be any more amazing?

jojo the haters will also criticize her saying it wasn´t enough money...but i dont think she gives a damn about what people say about her, for a loooong time, because she is a very inteligent person and she doesnt go down to their level. you go M!


Awesome Madonna, thank you. Now for the English newspapers to start bashing you that that wasn't "enough"!

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