Mom needs money for phone, home heating

December 3, 2018

A 26-year-old Chimayó woman says telephone service to her family’s home was cut off after they fell behind on payments.

With three children, two of whom go to different schools, they would like get their home phone back in service.

They also would appreciate help with getting wood to heat their home. The family is seeking assistance from the Empty Stocking Fund.

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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.

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.

The deadline to apply for assistance has passed.

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.


Anonymous, $100

Denise Chase, $40

Ramon and Rose Cordova, $150

Rebecca Chaiken and Cameron Counters, $100

Barbara Fix, $75

Jane Clifford and Barry Ganoe, $50

Stephanie Greene, in memory of John Mattson, $200

Linda Jackson, $50

Jacqueline Jadrnak, $100

Scott and Rita Karns, $200

Karl and Philippa Klessig, $100

Constance Burke and William Leeman, $100

Riette Mugleston, $100

Margaret Norton, $100

Pottow Law LLC, $500

Yvonne and James Rogers, $100

Rosalie Rommel, $100

Charles McCanna and Sue Ann Snyder, $100

Laura Holt and John Vavruska, $100

Robert Lee Williams, $250

Total: $2,615

Cumulative total: $56,668.18

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