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Fundraiser Organized to Support Venice Devastating Flooding

By ,   November 19, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

A fundraiser to support Venice flooding was organized by Port Authorities. President of Port Venice, Pino Musolino, sent a letter to all cruise companies visiting Venice, asking for help and support. 

The letter signed by Pino Musolino reads:

"It would be a message of great importance to you and to the entire cruise sector if you decide to raise funds to support our stricken city and its inhabitants. It would be a tangible sign of your ties to Venice and a concrete sign that it is possible to build a relationship of trust between the cruise industry and the Venetian community.”

Port of Venice (Italy)

First to respond was the Italian passenger shipping company Costa Cruises (part of Carnival Corporation) announcing a EUR 100,000 donation to Venice Municipality for urgent interventions. Venice saw her second-worst flooding on record on November 12 when water levels reached over 6 feet (1.87 m) above sea level, the highest flooding in fifty years.