Madonna to donate US$500k

April 9th, 2009 - 11:12 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

MadonnaThe earthquake on Monday in Italy have destroyed a lot and the mayer of an Italian town said Madonna have promised US$500,000 to help the people in need.

Fernando Caparso, the mayor of Pacentro, the mountainside village where two of the pop star’s grandparents were born, told reporters on Wednesday that that he had spoken to the pop star’s manager. Also included by saying he was deeply moved by Madonna’s effort to assist the town as well as surrounding areas.

Pacentro, 100 kilometers from hard-hit L’Aquila, felt Monday’s earthquake but didn’t suffer major damage.

Mr Caparso said most of the donation would go to areas harder hit.

Liz Rosenberg, the pop singer’s spokeswoman, said Madonna had pledged a ’substantial amount,’ but didn’t disclose the exact figure.

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