The 7.9 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 400 people Wednesday along the Pacific coast of Peru has rocked the Latin Concepts group into action here in D.C. The Silver Spring and Glover Park outlets of Ceviche, those swank Peruvian-minded eateries in Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld‘s mini-empire, will be donating five percent of their sales next week to assist quake victims.

Fortunately, according to Latin Concepts publicist Jessica Gibson, none of those victims appear to include relatives of Peruvian native Javier Angeles-Beron, executive chef for both Ceviches, or for Jose “Pepe” Luis, the former Peruvian Embassy chef who now cooks at the new Ceviche in Glover Park.

The money collected, Gibson says, will be donated directly to an account set up by the Peruvian Embassy in the United States. The embassy will also have drop boxes at both locations for any other monetary donations diners would like to leave. The donation period will run from Monday, Aug. 20, to Sunday, Aug. 26, at both Ceviches.

You can also make a direct contribution to the fund without schlepping down to Ceviche. The embassy has the following information on its Web site.

For wire transfers inside the United States:

ACCOUNT NAME: Embassy of Peru – Sismo Peru 2007 ACCOUNT NUMBER: 389060178 ROUTING NUMBER: 021001088 BANK ADDRESS: HSBC Bank, USA, NA 1130 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Washington DC 20036

Checks can be mailed to the following address:

EMBASSY OF PERU – SISMO PERU 2007 1700 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington DC 20036

For additional information, please call (202) 833-9860.