How to help evacuees and fire victims in northern New Mexico

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LAS VEGAS, N.M. — There are organizations and agencies stepping up every day to help evacuees and fire victims in northern New Mexico.

Here are links to a few who are focusing on shelter for evacuees, toiletry collection, and animal needs:

The Sandoval County Clerk’s Office is also hosting a Fire Relief Drive. More details are available here, including where to drop off items and what items are needed.

New Mexico Girl Scouts will be hosting a Pet Food Drive, on May 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE, Albuquerque. The drive will benefit families displaced by the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fires. A full list of items being collected can be found on the Girls Scouts website.

President Joe Biden has approved an emergency disaster declaration for the State of New Mexico and ordered federal aid to supplement local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires. Here’s how to apply for assistance:

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance May 5 by registering online here or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.