Comitato “Preta Fraz. di Amatrice Emergenza Terremoto 24/08” was founded by a group of fellow citizens of Preta with the goal to rebuild the village and to be a reference point for the citizens. Petra was devastated by the Italian earthquake in August 2016. This committee wants to keep Petra's community united and to help the population to keep living in a welcoming village from a social, urbanistic and environmental point of view. The charity organizes events which make the population feel close again and also helps raise funds.