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Gift giveaway held for SoCal fire victims

December 20, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Hundreds of families who lost their homes in the Sayre and Marek fires have reason to be a little happier this holiday season. L.A. city councilman Richard Alarcon hosted a Christmas giveaway at Sylmar high school Saturday.

More than 500 families received much needed gifts of food, appliances, blankets and gift cards.

Organizers say they'll continue to help the fire victims.

"Especially during the holiday season it's very difficult to realize that you lost your home," said Councilman Alarcon. "We wanted to have the community show that we are not only going to take care of these people during the holidays, but we are going to continue to help them as time goes on."

Organizers still need donations to help the affected families.

To donate, contact Richard Alarcon's Sylmar office at 818-756-8409.


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