Unemployed mother asks for help to get apartment
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.
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