The owners of a local Mexican restaurant are donating fifty percent of Saturday's food-sale profits to help the victims of Tuesday's massive earthquake in Mexico City.
Victor Paragonzalez and Zina Lapi run Casa Azul restaurant on Genesee Street in Buffalo.
Paragonzalez is from Mexico and still has family and friends there. He says the donation is helping him stay connected to relief efforts in Mexico City, but he wishes he could do more.
"To be far away, not to be physically down there, it's also very challenging for me," Paragonzalez said. "Most of my peers that are currently down there are working so hard lifting stones. So yes, we are very very thankful that we can do it, and extremely nerve-wracked that we're not there to be able to help out as much as others can."
Paragonzales and Lapi say they will donate the money to the Red Cross and Topos México.
Casa Azul is open from 11:30 a.m. to midnight on Saturday.