Here’s how to help people impacted by Ruidoso fires and flooding

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As wildfires and subsequent flooding continue to devastate the Ruidoso area, people all across New Mexico are offering ways to help.

In a press conference, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called out the following to help Ruidoso and victims:

The Village of Ruidoso is directing people to donate money to The Community Foundation of Lincoln County to help the village, Ruidoso Downs and Lincoln County (details here). Donations, such as food and water, can go to the evacuation center at the Inn of the Mountain Gods.

KOB 4 is also partnering with New Mexico musician and social media personality Johnny James to help wildfire victims. The goal is to raise $100,000. You can click here to find that fundraiser and donate if you’d like.

PNM is directing people to donate to the Mescalero Apache Tribe’s Fire Relief fund (details) and the Emergency Action Fund for New Mexico Fire Relief (details).

You can click here or text “RUIDOSO” to 51555 to make monetary donations. With “Ruidoso Fire Relief” on the memo line, you can also mail checks to:

The Salvation Army Roswell Corps Community Center
Attn: Ruidoso Fire Relief
PO Box 897
Roswell, NM 88202-0897

Bernalillo County officials traveled to the Humane Society of Lincoln County and worked in Roswell to take care of the evacuated pets. You can call 505-269-3036 to claim your animal(s) at the fairgrounds in Roswell.

Animal Humane New Mexico and Española Humane also traveled there and are helping.

Animal Humane New Mexico is doing donation-only adoption fees until June 26 to make room for rescued pets from the Humane Society. The rescued cats and kittens are at their main campus now.

Shelter officials at Española Humane also say this is a great time to adopt an animal, so they can make room for rescued animals. They ask that you either email them or direct message them. Click here for more details.

Española Humane needs food donations of both adult and puppy kibble and canned food, bedding, puppy pads, chews and toys. They have wishlists set up on Chewy and Amazon.

If you are having trouble finding a loved one due to the evacuations, the Village of Ruidoso is pointing people to these resources: