CONCRETE HELP: The primary donations from the fund established by the Della Valle brothers and the Italian Civil Safety to help households of well being personnel killed by COVID-19 have been distributed on Friday.
As reported, the “Sempre con Voi [Always With You]” fund was created in April, when the Della Valle household allotted 5 million euros for the trigger, making a donation additionally on behalf of the staff of the Tod’s SpA, which contains the Tod’s, Hogan, Fay and Roger Vivier manufacturers.
To date the fund has raised greater than 11.5 million euros, which is able to help about 260 households. Specifically, with the primary spherical of transfers, 2.16 million euros have been distributed to the financial institution accounts of 60 households of medical doctors, nurses and well being care employees who perished within the combat in opposition to the coronavirus within the spring.
As of Dec. 4, in Italy 228 medical doctors and 50 nursing personnel have died after being struck by COVID-19, in keeping with the classes’ respective associations.
Grants have been distributed in keeping with completely different standards, considering the composition of the household items, prioritizing the extra quite a few ones and people comprising aged members and folks with disabilities.
Usually, the fund will assign a onetime grant of 15,000 euros an individual, for a complete of 55,000 euros a household. In case of household items comprising aged members and ones with disabilities, a further sum of 5,000 euros shall be granted for every of those folks, whereas for nucleus with one member of the family the allowance shall be raised to 25,000 euros.
“I wish to thank all those that, [by supporting] ‘Sempre con Voi,’ needed to present an illustration of generosity and nice solidarity, key parts to beat this troublesome second,” mentioned Diego Della Valle in an announcement.
As reported, earlier this 12 months Diego and Andrea Della Valle, chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of Tod’s SpA, revealed they have been waiving their remunerations for the 12 months 2020 and that the corporate won’t distribute any dividends in gentle of the worldwide well being emergency.
In keeping with an internet doc on the Tod’s website, in 2019 Diego Della Valle’s wage amounted to round 1.8 million euros, whereas that of his brother totaled round 1.3 million euros. The Della Valle household is the principle shareholder within the group, controlling a 71 % stake.