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Here are charities supporting those displaced by the South Fork Fire


This story was last updated at 11:45 a.m. on June 19.

The South Fork Fire evacuated the entire village of Ruidoso on June 17. That’s nearly 8,000 people pushed out of their mountain community on a moment’s notice.

As reported on June 18, the South Fork Fire had burned 13,921 acres and damaged or incinerated 500 structures. Here’s a list of charitable actions underway in Las Cruces. If there are more organizations not listed, email Justin@LasCrucesBulletin.com to have them added.

Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico

The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, in partnership with similar organizations in Otero County and Lincoln County, is asking for money to assist displaced residents. Those interested can click here or send checks with the memo line “Greatest Needs Impact Fund for Lincoln & Otero” to their physical and mailing address, 2640 El Paseo Road, Las Cruces, NM 88001.

Home Builders Associations

The Las Cruces Home Builders Association is collecting items for those in need in Ruidoso and nearby areas. Items requested include chapstick, sunscreen, foot powder, callus cream, bandanas, work gloves, batteries, flashlights, socks, underwear, clothing, boxed and canned food, water, Gatorade, snacks, and toiletries. They’re also accepting monetary donations that will be used to purchase items like those above.

They’ve set up a drop-off site at the Community Center Dining Room, 1050 Bookout Road, Tularosa, from Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Amador Patio, Bar & Grill

The Amador Patio, Bar & Grill is collecting supplies at 302 Main Street in Las Cruces. They’re accepting donations through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. They asked for bottled water, sports drinks, snacks, Chapstick, foot powder, callus cream, bandanas, work gloves, batteries, flashlights, travel-size items, socks, underwear, clothing, boxed and canned food, and toiletries.

Revolution 120

Revolution 120 accepts monetary donations to support the first responders and those directly affected by the fires. Donations can be given online by going to revolution120.org.

NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

The NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences is accepting donations at locations in Las Cruces and Alamogordo from June 18 to June 24 until 9 a.m. each day. In Las Cruces, they ask those interested to bring items to fill their van at Gerald Thomas Hall at 940 College Drive. In Alamogordo, they ask those interested to bring supplies to the Otero County Extension Office at 401 Fairgrounds Road.

They want bottled water, non-perishable food, new or gently used clothes and shoes, toiletries, new undergarments and socks, and pet food.

Las Cruces Association of REALTORS

This group is callecting certain items for distribution. The list is below, and the dropoff location is the LCAR event hall, 150 E. Idaho Ave. Items can be dropped off on Friday, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Updated info is available on their Facebook page.
Items needed include deodorant, tooth brushes, tooth paste, diapers, wipes, underwear, brushes or combs, shampoo and conditioner and pet food. For firefighters and volunteers they are seeking water, dry or shelf-stable snacks, Gatorade and coolers. 
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