RUIDOSO FIRE RELIEF INFORMATION

The South Fork and Salt Fires burning in and near Ruidoso and the Mescalero Apache Reservation have forced thousands of people and animals to evacuate.

If you’re looking for ways to help donate to evacuees and the firefighters still battling the fires, here is a compiled list of official groups collecting monetary donations, food, clothes, and other supplies.

Fire updates https://nmfireinfo.com/

For monetary donations:

Southern New Mexico Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of Lincoln County

https://cfsnm.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create/fund?funit_id=4993

Salvation Army Southwest Division

Monetary donations can be made at NewMexico.SalvationArmy.org 

Supplies Donations

Albuquerque Police Department 

Donations can be dropped off at any APD substation Thursday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (University Area Command until 4 p.m.). On Saturday, June 22, the last day of the donation drive, items can be dropped off at the Old Town Substation, located at 2060 Central Ave. S.W.

New Mexico United

New Mexico United is donating a portion of proceeds from this Saturday’s 6/22 match to assist those affected by the fire. UTD4RUIDOSO

Drop off supplies at The Team Shop, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. th

United home match June 19 at 7 p.m. at Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park

1-800-GOT-JUNK? ABQ at United Tailgate on Saturday, June 22, across from first base entrance at Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park, around 3-3:30 p.m

Donate Life New Mexico Donor Services (benefitting Eastern New Mexico Medical Center)

1609 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday

They are accepting: Hygiene products (soap, deodorants, toothpaste and toothbrushes) – Feminine products –  Toiletries – Undergarments – Wipes for adults and babies – Diapers and formula – Clean towels – Clean bedding – Nonperishable food items

Food Bank information https://www.rrfb.org/fire-response/

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