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Los Angeles council members to make donations for El Salvador storm victims

November 20, 2009 |  7:40 pm

Five Los Angeles City Council members this week pledged to donate $2,000 each to help storm victims in El Salvador.

Council Members Jose Huizar, Eric Garcetti (council president), Ed Reyes, Tony Cardenas and Richard Alarcon promised a donation totaling $10,000 to a local disaster relief agency focused on El Salvador. 

Torrential rains in the Central American nation this month triggered flooding and mudslides that left dozens of people dead and destroyed hundreds of homes, officials said.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in a press release that Los Angeles is home to the largest population of Salvadorans outside El Salvador and that his prayers are with the victims.

-- Paula Diaz / HOY