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Tents and cots are set up for people whose homes are either destroyed or unsafe to enter after an 6.4 magnitude earthquake, at a baseball stadium amid aftershocks and no electricity in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, at sunrise Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are still without power and water, and thousands are staying in shelters and sleeping on sidewalks since Tuesday’s earthquake.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A radio-thon on radio station La Mega in Allentown raised more than $27,000 to help people in Puerto Rico.

The event ran for 12 hours Wednesday and benefited the Red Cross.

The radio-thon wrapped up at 7 p.m., but people could donate until midnight Wednesday.

The radio station teamed up with officials from Lehigh and Berks counties for the event. On Friday, the group will fly to the island with U.S. Rep. Susan Wild to get an up close look at the damage.

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