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“There is no better way to celebrate this holiday season than to help this City’s less fortunate families and children,” said Mayor Villaraigosa today in a statement. “At a time of great challenge for our economy and our country, it is our responsibility to give what we can to those suffering the most.” And things could be worsened if mudslides wipe out what was saved in the Sayre Fire. The lead agency on shelter management and relief effort for last week’s Sayre fire, the Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles is accepting monetary donations over the phone at (310) 445-2685 and through its website,