Italy Mourns Quake Victims

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It's a day of mourning across Italy for the victims of this week's devastating earthquake.

At least 287 people were killed in the country's worst disaster, including 20 children.

A state-sponsored outdoor funeral mass for the majority of the victims is taking place Friday.

The 6.3 magnitude quake left about 28,000 people homeless. Almost 18,000 of them are staying in tent cities across the area and are relying on relief supplies to live.

Operation Blessing International is on the scene, bringing aid to the victims in the region.

Operation Blessing's David Darg says they're helping local churches reach out in love to their grief-stricken neighbors.

"We're putting relief supplies in to the hands of local church members and equipping them to go out in to these camps and distribute essential relief supplies, sleeping bags, food and water, knifes and forks," Darg told CBN News. "All of the simple things people need to survive in these camps. We're hoping people will get behind the project, support Operation Blessing, so we can support the local church in being a blessing to these people as they are suffering at this time."

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