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From Las Cruces Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Curtis Rosemond:
"We realize many of our local businesses are facing the reality of having to lose or cut back staffing. Some businesses are even temporarily closing during these times of uncertainty. We are encouraging our community to shop locally and support our local business instead of online shopping. Many local businesses are looking at implementing and providing drive up and home delivery services.
“We are also working with our members to ensure the community is informed of their business operational changes due to the current restrictions. Many hotels and restaurants are offering promotional deals to help keep their business afloat. Our local businesses are trying to do their part in providing us their services, and we could do our part by supporting them.
“The LCHCC Board of Directors and I truly understand that these are hard times. We stand together committed in supporting our local businesses and our community.”
Local chambers of commerce: The Greater Las Cruces Chamber has multiple resources listed at www.lascruces.org/covid-19-resources. Also check the Green Chamber’s website at https://locallascruces.com/.
From Nicole Martinez, executive director, Mesilla Valley Community of Hope:
“We are holding strong. We have arranged our lobby as such that folks are sitting six feet apart, doing lots more cleaning. We’ve scaled back on home visits and are relying more on calls with our housed folks. Our hours of operation remain the same with full staff. We are in conversations about how to quarantine folks and how to respond to an increased need of rent to avoid evictions leading to homelessness in our community. We are hopeful that more sanitizer and cleaning supplies will be available soon!” Visit www.mvcommunityofhope.org.
From Lorenzo Alba Jr., executive director, Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Program
“Casa de Peregrinos is open. We have been making appropriate modifications to our operation in order to comply with (state and federal) recommendations and restrictions.
“We understand that these are trying times for all of us, however, we are staying open and we continue working for the families who are in need of food. Our mission of feeding the hungry continues.
“We have also seen that entire communities are shut down and schools and events have been cancelled, but hunger is not cancelled. We are committed to stay open for service as long as we can or are permitted to stay open. We are and continue to be the safety net for food-insecure families in our communities. We are working for you and will make changes accordingly without disrupting services.
“Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Our operations hours are 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., Monday-Wednesday and Friday. Casa de Peregrinos is located at 999 W. Amador Ave., on the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope campus.”
For more information visit www.casadeperegrinos.org.
From Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state government department leaders: