CALEXICO — Thousands of people from all over the Imperial Valley grubbed for a good cause Sunday at a carne asada plate sale in front of the Calexico fire station on Fifth Street.
Firefighter/Paramedic Cedric Ceseña said the department and the city of Calexico raised more than $12,700 for the New York Firefighters-911 Disaster Relief Fund.
"We doubled our goal of 7,200 bucks," he said.
As of Tuesday there was $12,700 in the till and "still more money pouring in," he added.
On the day of the sale people were donating $100 for two $6 plates of carne asada.
The firefighters/cooks started working at 6 a.m. Sunday, setting up the seating and firing up barbecues.
They sold carne asada from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m..
All proceeds from the sale will go to firefighters' fund back east because the city of Calexico donated the funds for the food.