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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

East County cities help evacuees, firefighters

Posted @ 12:17 PM

East County cities provided nearly 20,000 meals to fire evacuees, firefighters and law enforcement personnel last week.

About 500 volunteers and donors came together Oct. 22, first at the La Mesa Community Center and later at the El Cajon Elks Lodge, to make and deliver bag lunches and hot meals to various evacuation centers around East County and beyond.

The effort was organized by the cities of La Mesa, El Cajon and Lemon Grove as well as the Kiwanis Club of La Mesa.

La Mesa city officials say they served 19,525 meals and distributed up to 37,000 pieces of fruits and 4 tons of supplies, such as cots, blankets, diapers and toiletries.

- Liz Neely, staff writer

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