Earthquake Aid Heads South

By Eric S. Page
|  Monday, May 31, 2010  |  Updated 8:00 AM PDT
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Some good Samaritans spent their Sunday putting together care packages for victims of the 7.2 earthquake that struck Easter Sunday.

Thousands of boxes were filled with personal hygiene items, water and diapers, and loaded onto trucks, which will then be taken down to Mexico. The quake greatly affected many people on the other side of our border. Many homes were damaged or destroyed in the earthquake, and two people were killed.
   
Some residents in the Mexicali region are still living in tents and shelters.

"For all the earthquake people, they are still out in the streets, and a lot of them don't have homes or jobs, so we're just taking it down there because they still don't have stuff," said volunteer Kelly Houlihan.

The effort was part of Operation Outstretched Arms, which is being organized by the Shadow Mountain Community Church.

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