Woman needs damaged floor repaired, help with bills

December 20, 2018

A 38-year-old Santa Fe woman says she can’t afford to fix a hole in the floor of the mobile home where she lives with two teens.

She says the hole was caused by a leak in the roof that soaked the floor and made it very fragile.

The woman also wrote in her application that she has had to take time off from work due to health issues and has fallen behind on car payments and utility bills.

She is among hundreds of people seeking help from the Empty Stocking Fund this season.

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The Empty Stocking Fund is a project of the Santa Fe New Mexican. The Santa Fe Community Foundation, Los Alamos National Bank, the Salvation Army, Presbyterian Medical Services, the Life Link, Habitat for Humanity and the Housing Trust donate services to jointly administer the Empty Stocking Fund.

The newspaper is publishing stories featuring requests for assistance from local residents.

The information from the initial application will be verified if the applicant is selected for assistance.

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are considered without regard to race, creed, place or country of origin, age, disability, ethnicity, color, gender identity, marital status or sexual orientation. They must live in Santa Fe County or Rio Arriba County and provide a Social Security number.

The deadline to apply for assistance has passed.

To donate: Make your tax-deductible donation online at www.santafenewmexican.com/empty_stocking or mail a check to The New Mexican’s Empty Stocking Fund c/o the Santa Fe Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1827, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1827.

Donors can request to remain anonymous.

If you can provide a service such as roofing or home repairs, contact Habitat for Humanity at repairs@santafehabitat.org.

If you can contribute food, clothing, toys, housewares, furniture, firewood, or other items or services, call the Salvation Army at 505-988-8054.


Anonymous (3): $1,200

Anonymous, in memory of Capt. Robert Pettyjohn USN: $100

Anonymous, in memory of Ernie Fernandez: $600

Pat Assimakis: $50

Mary and Bruce Black: $150

Frank Hoback and LaMerle Boyd: $200

Jenny and Michael Brady: $250

Stefany G. Burrowes: $50

Joseph and Laurie Canepa: $300

Tom and June Catron: $150

Patricia Chance: $50

Diane, Barbara, Joann, Sue, Jean, Mary, Becky B., Becky T. and Margaret, in memory of Marty Enfield and Theresa Work: $260

First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe: $600

Ron and Cindy Geyer: $100

Marsha McEuen and Steve Lewis: $250

Reuben Montes Montes on behalf of Santa Fe National Forest Employees Association: $255

Peter Olson and Claudia Floyd Charitable Fund: $500

Sharon Werick and Ann Racine, in memory of Jeanne Gladfelter: $100

Sharon Werick and Ann Racine, in memory of Jeanne Gladfelter: $100

Donna Schaeffer: $50

Donna Kusewitt and John Thilsted: $300

Total: $5,615

Cumulative total: $142,328.19

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