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AFR forms partnership with nonprofit to help children impacted by disasters

Eddie Garcia
April 29, 2019 10:48 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Albuquerque Fire Rescue Captain Armando Martinez reached out to the founder of Locker 505 after learning about the organization's mission to clothe children.

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During that meeting, Kim Kerschen, said she learned that there is a huge need among fire victims.

"I said, we need to work together, we need to work with each other," Kerschen said.

Locker 505 and AFR discussed forming a partnership days before disaster struck.

Eight families in the Northeast Heights were displaced by a massive apartment fire, which injured multiple people and killed a child.

Captain Martinez said firefighters often use their own money to help victims.

"From there, we don't know what happens. We know there's still a need so it was a natural progression for us to get with Locker 505," Martinez said.

In an instant, Locker 505 stepped in to help the survivors and a partnership was born.

"They had lost everything, they had no clothes, they had nothing. So we brought the kids in," Kerschen said.

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