It's been nearly two weeks since the devastating earthquake in Central Italy that killed nearly 300 people.
Relief efforts are continuing in the small town of Amatrice and a top local restaurant owner and chef is bringing people together to help.
Luciano DelSignore, the owner of Bacco Ristorante in Southfield, has family ties to Italy, not far from the where the earthquake struck.
He decided to sell a pasta dish from the town, Bucatini all'Amatriciana, in his restaurant and he reached out to his many friends, asking them to do the same. More than 40 restaurants in all are joining with him.
"Everybody in town that's anybody that's a restaurateur signed up," DelSignore told 7 Action News. "They all agreed to make it, maybe their version of it, and sell it for $15 for the entire month of September and donate 100 percent of the proceeds."
Nearly 300 people died in the earthquake that ravaged the town. His goal for this local effort is to raise $100,000 for the people of Amatrice.
"Those families really wind up with nothing in this when their houses crumble and fall down to the ground," said DelSignore. "It's not like an insurance company shows up and writes them a check and they build a brand new house or a brand new town. They really, really have nothing."
For those who may not visit the restaurants, DelSignore has also created a GoFundMe account to aid their relief effort.
Andiamo (All locations)
Assaggi Bistro, Ferndale
Bacco Ristorante, Southfield
Bella Piatti, Birmingham
Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina, All locations
Bucci Ristorante, Grosse Pointe Woods
Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails, Detroit
Clarkston Union, Clarkston
Coach Insignia, Detroit
Cucina Medoro, Birmingham
Fenton Firehall, Fenton
Il Posto, Hollywood, FL
La Cucina Del Vino, Shelby Township
La Strada Dolci E Caffe, Birmingham
La Vita Bistro, Pinckney
Local Kitchen & Bar, Ferndale
Novi Chophouse, Novi
Pops for Italian, Ferndale
Saffron Cafe, Coldwater
Selden Standard, Detroit
Silver Spoon, Rochester
The Franklin, Traverse City
The Root Restaurant & Bar, White Lake
The Stand Gastro Bistro, Birmingham
The Twisted Mitted, Detroit
Trattoria Stella, Traverse City
Tre Monti Ristorante, Troy
Union Woodshop, Clarkston
Vinsetta Garage, Royal Oak