Un­em­ployed mother asks for help to get apart­ment

Santa Fe New Mexican - - THE WEATHER -

A32-year-old Santa Fe woman says she is un­em­ployed and needs help get­ting an apart­ment where she could live along with her 7-year-old daugh­ter, “whom I love and miss so very much.”

She wrote on her ap­pli­ca­tion, “If I was sit­u­ated in a warm home I would find work and con­tinue monthly pay­ments.”

She is ask­ing for help pay­ing a se­cu­rity de­posit and first month’s rent.

She is among hun­dreds of peo­ple seek­ing help from the Empty Stock­ing Fund this sea­son.

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 taxd­e­ductible 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 re­[email protected]­habi­tat.org.

If you can con­trib­ute food, cloth­ing, toys, house­wares, fur­ni­ture, fire­wood, or other items or ser­vices, call the Sal­va­tion Army at 505-988-8054.

Do­na­tions

Anony­mous (5): $1,050 Ed May­er­son and Joe Aloia, in mem­ory of Tom Mar­git­tai: $100 Mar­jorie Carl­son: $50 James and Robin Gavin: $250 Grace and John T. Har­ring­ton Foun­da­tion: $1,000

G. Scott and Blanche Har­ri­son: $100 Vir­ginia In­man: $35 Mar­jorie John­son: $100 To­tal: $2,685 Cu­mu­la­tive to­tal: $82,127.06

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