Local Peruvians Gathering Quake Donations

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, August 20, 2007

Eduardo Combe moved to Sacramento about a year-and-a-half ago to open his restaurant Koricancha. His wife and children are still living in Lima. He says news of last Wednesday’s quake made him frantic. 

"I’m calm now but the news did hit hard because I wasn’t sure where the earthquake hit." 

The quake hit a little more than 100 miles from Lima. Combe says his family is doing well but they still feel little shakes. He’s gathering donations to send down to Peru. 

"Donations are coming from Americans and Latinos…everything is welcomed." 

…including clothes and non-perishable foods. He’s accepting items at his restaurant on Fulton Avenue. At least 510 people were killed in last week’s earthquake.