Friends of a 17-year-old girl hit by an allegedly intoxicated driver in December are organizing two events to raise money for her recovery.
FOR THE RECORD:
An earlier version incorrectly called Vanessa Orellana a show organizer. Carlos Najera should have been listed as the organizer of the February benefit show for Crystal Morales. Also, the band's name is MBD, not MBA.
From 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 28, 15% of the sales at Plums Cafe, 369 E. 17th Street, Costa Mesa, will be donated to Newport Harbor High School senior Crystal Morales, said her friend, Alexandra Holbrook.
Alexandra and her friends have already raised more than $15,500 to help cover Crystal's medical bills.
"I just got really moved by the entire accident," Alexandra said, adding later, "We should be able to make her recovery process, at least financially, as easy as possible."