Donation drive in Raleigh to help Mexico quake victims

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Local fundraiser helping with earthquake relief

Radio station La Grande, based in Garner, is collecting donations to help those affected by Tuesday's earthquake near Mexico City and the quake that devastated Oaxaca two weeks ago.

"Everybody forgot about Oaxaca so we're trying to help Oaxaca, we're trying to help Puebla, Guerrero and the little towns," said Angel Colon, owner of La Grande 1000 AM.

The drive is scheduled for Thursday until 7 pm at La Pulguita, 2608 South Saunders St., Raleigh.

Felipa Sotelo and her children dropped off items. They have family in Mexico City and although they are okay, the family initially feared the worst.

"Are they okay? Is everything okay? Did anything collapse over there where they live?," said 10-year-old Cristel Perez, Sotelo's daughter.

"I was kind of feeling scared for my family," said Sotelo's 15-year-old Ronny Perez. "It all happened suddenly."

There will be a vigil at La Pulguita Friday from 5:30-7 pm to remember victims, organized by Si a Las Licencias.

In addition, you can drop off donations at Compare Foods locations in Clayton, Zebulon and Henderson as well as International Foods on New Hope Church and Chapanoke Roads.

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