Grandmother needs help replacing balding tires
A 56-year-old Santa Fe woman says she lives on a fixed income and has no money left over to buy new tires or pay for repairs to her 10-year-old car, let alone Christmas presents for her three grandsons.
She says a technician told her that two of the tires on the vehicle are so bald that there is a risk of blow-outs if she drives on the highway.
She is asking for help getting her car into better condition.
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, N.M., 87504-1827.
Donors may request to remain anonymous.
If you can provide a service such as roofing or home repairs, contact Habitat for Humanity at email@example.com.
If you can contribute food, clothing, toys, housewares, furniture, firewood, or other items or services, call the Salvation Army at 505-988-8054.
Anonymous (5): $285
Anonymous, in memory of Senta Hoge: $100
Steve and Adrienne Bing: $100
Margarita Brandes: $50
Brooks Kids: $50
Chris and Carol Calvert, in memory of Donna Vogel: $100
Rebecca Clay: $150
Lynn McKelvey and Glenn Dickter: $200
Richard Taub and Betty Farrell: $100
Joann Garges: $100
Jessica Gerber, in honor of Ann Gerber: $25
Jessica Gerber, in honor of Paul Gerber: $25
Allen Hartford: $100
Sheela Hewitt: $108
Jim and Tina Hille: $75
Donna Jones: $50
Jamie Kirkland: $100
Kitchen Dimensions Inc.: $250
Steven Kopelman, in memory of Milton Kopelman: $50
M. Diane Le Zotte: $25
Sue and David Lovro: $100
Dayton Lummis: $100
Rhea Maxwell: $50
Michelle Meyer: $50
Lou Miller: $25
Carolyn and Tom Minton: $200
Nathanson/Juris Family Fund: $250
Peggy and Tom and Friends at Book Mountain: $150
Pamela Quay: $50
Rabinowe Family Fund: $500
Philip and Maye Rivera: $100
Benjamin Saiz, in memory of Barbara Martin: $100
Elizabeth Gutierrez and Richard Schoegler: $300
Joan Schutz: $30
Carol and Dan Shannon: $100
Jean Smith, in memory of Forrest Smith and Charlie Batts: $200
Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund: $1,000
The Kelley Nace Family: $100
Mary Louise Ward: $25
Billie Blair and Gene Weisfeld, in memory of Barbara Martin: $100
Cumulative Total: $136,713.19