Haitian restaurant owner to hold Echo Park fundraiser for quake victims

Haitian native George Laguerre, owner of TiGeorges Chicken in Echo Park, is hosting a fundraiser Thursday night at his Glendale Boulevard restaurant to benefit the victims of the Haitian earthquake, according to the Squid Ink food blog. Laguerre is also trying to determine the condition of his family members living on the quake ravaged island:

“He says that right now the focus is to help send doctors over
to the country and get medical equipment donated for those doctors to take with them. As he fielded calls in his restaurant, Laguerre said that he’s managed to contact one of his cousins, but that he hasn’t been able to reach his brother or other family members.”

Echo Park resident and KCET blogger Jeremy Rosenberg, who is working with Laguerre on his memoirs, said the tiny restaurant has become a media hot spot: “Two television news vans were parked out front. No surprise — TiGeorges is our city’s preeminent Haitian cultural ambassador. He’s also undertaken philanthropic, social, and business ventures both here and there.”
Photo by A Culinary Photo Journal/Flickr

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