How to help the victims of the Italy earthquake

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  • The Italian Red Cross is helping with the rescue and recovery
  • Facebook has also launched their "Safety Check" feature

(CNN)A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Italy early Wednesday. Rescuers are still searching for victims, and relief groups are mobilizing.

Facebook has set up their Safety Check feature for people in the area to let friends and family know they are safe.
    You can donate directly to the Italian Red Cross here. To donate in English with the US dollar or other international currencies, use this fund set up by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
    The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is also supporting rescue and long term relief operations.
    Save the Children is working in Amatrice to create safe spaces and support centers for children.
    We are monitoring for more ways to help as other charities and NGOs respond to this disaster. Stay up with the latest developments by following our live updates here.