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Las Vegas supermarket rallies to support victims of Mexico earthquake

Posted at 6:14 PM, Sep 24, 2017

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday at Mariana's Supermarket to raise money to help victims of the devastating earthquake in Mexico.

The 7.1 magnitude quake has already killed at least 300 people, and caused massive amounts of damage.

For many right here in the valley, the earthquake hits close to home.  Silberia Almeida says she has friends in the quake zone and was scared because she couldn't reach them for days.

"Thank God they're okay," she told us in Spanish. "But they said they'd never felt anything like it and it was scary for them."

Ruben Anaya says most of his customers at Mariana's around the valley are Hispanic and have family ties to Mexico.

It's why he says he wanted to organize an event to help out.  Sunday, they raised thousands of dollars to go towards the Mexican Red Cross.

He said his goal for the event was $20,000, hoping to have the store match that money, so they could donate $40,000 for disaster relief.