Hoover High students hold benefit concert for Mexico City earthquake victims

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Students will gather at Hoover High School Saturday in efforts to help those impacted by this month's devastating earthquake near Mexico City.

Hoover High's benefit concert is free from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Organizers are asking for donations to send to those in need south of the border, including monetary donations, non-perishable canned food, bottled water, and hygiene items.

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As of today, the 7.1 earthquake that hit the Mexico City area on Sept. 19 has killed 355 people, including 19 children who lost their lives when a school building collapsed.

"When we saw all the devastation, as a school district we were touched really close to home because we work with school children so we wanted to do something," Isabella McNeil, one of the event's organizers, said. "The students said 'hey, we can definitely perform' ... so they're going to be here singing, dancing, and hopefully raising some funds for the earthquake victims in Mexico City."

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