Dear friends of El Felze,
The acqua alta of 12 November has affected us all.
Up until 9 pm, the water had been predicted to reach a height of 140 cm, but any kind of accurate forecast was made impossible by a freak wind that raised the water level to 187 cm, the highest acqua alta since the flood of 1966.
Some of us had our workshops flooded, causing damage to materials and machinery while others have struggled with pumps and buckets for days (and nights) to try to keep the water at bay. We all worked hard to clean up after the flood, just for another high tide to invade the city a few days later.
The cost is high in terms of money, morale and health.
Many people have expressed their support for us, and some have asked how they can help.
El Felze raises awareness of the intangible heritage of our artisans, organizing events and opening their workshops to the public.
To support this valuable heritage, please contribute by
buying from Venetian artisans
making a donation to the El Felze association
Associazione EL FELZE
Banco San Marco
IBAN IT90 P 05034 02070 000000100273
Payment description to include in the wire transfer: “Donation in support of Venetian artisans.”
In order for us to be able to issue a receipt, please send your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.