Disabled woman needs help with rent

December 22, 2018

A 58-year-old Santa Fe woman says she is disabled and depends on Social Security benefits.

She says her medical problems have gotten worse and she fell behind on her rent.

“I used to volunteer to help wrap Christmas presents for children in need,” she wrote in her application, “and now I am in need.”

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 (8): $1,400

Anonymous, in memory of Angela Castaneda: $100

Anonymous, in memory of Brody Plourde: $100

Susan Sonflieth and Harold Bogart: $50

Richard Buffler and Christine Boss: $100

Chucho Caldwell: $500

Margaret Carde: $100

Stephen Etre, in honor of Katherine Armijo Etre: $300

Halley and Ruth Anne Faust: $1,000

Shirley and Mil Fleig, in memory of Jim and Barbara Richardson: $100

Rick Franz: $100

Richard Harlan and Meredith Garcia: $50

William and Adele Glaser: $200

Tom and Janet Hirons: $200

Paula Madsen and David Holt: $50

Sandra Jenney: $100

Jeannine Foust and David Kahle: $50

Anne and Mark Keller: $200

Jack Kinzie, in honor of Karin Kinzie: $500

Signe Lindell: $100

Lois, Larry and Colin McFarland, in memory of Brad McFarland: $100

Sarah Michaud, in memory of Frank B. Miller: $50

Phil and Julie Murray: $250

Russell and Sandra Osterman: $200

Ann Price: $50

Steve and Betsy Robeson: $250

Linda and James Ross: $100

Catherine Calhoun and J.E. Songy: $200

Michael and Patricia Sullivan: $100

Jack Clifford and Fran Talley: $40

Total: $6,640

Cumulative total: $148,968.19

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