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Peruvian Jews rally to collect aid for earthquake relief

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/peruvian_jews_rally_to_collect_aid_for_earthquake_relief_20070824

On the second day after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake shook the southern coast of this Andean country, killing at least 500 people, injuring more than 1,500 and leaving tens of thousands homeless, students began arriving at the school carrying food, water, clothing, sleeping bags and other relief items for the victims. The collection is part of a two-pronged response to the disaster, according to John Gleiser, president of the Jewish Association of Peru. The first step is delivery of emergency aid, while the second will focus on helping with long-term reconstruction.

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