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Woman on disability needs help with moving expenses

December 5, 2018 GMT

A 56-year-old woman living on disability benefits said she recently found an “old casita” in Santa Fe that she can move into but is waiting for the dwelling to pass inspection so she can use a Section 8 housing assistance voucher.

The woman, who has kept her furniture in storage while she looked for a place to live, is seeking help with the first month’s rent, utilities and other expenses related to the move.

For example, she says the home will need “weather protection.”

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

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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.

To donate: Make your tax-deductible 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 repairs@santafehabitat.org.

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

The deadline to apply for assistance has passed.

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.


Anonymous (13): $5,048.96

Anonymous, In Memory of Jill Benjamin and Nate Blaser: $250

David and Jane Anderson: $150

Michael Armstrong: $500

Margaret Armstrong: $100

Sandra and Burck Bailey: $100

Linda Cox: $10

Paul Crutchfield, In Memory of Sharon & Elaine: $100

John Farley: $100

Ellen Fox: $150

Karin Hall, In Memory of Barbara Martin: $100

Gabriel and Sylvia Hernandez: $100


Georgette Jakub: $50

Louann Jordan, In Memory of Al Grubesic: $25

Dorothy and Plato Karayanis: $200

Karen Kolbert: $50

Barbara Lanning: $50

Ann MacVicar: $50

Marsha and Jim Meehan: $100

Joyce and David Mordhorst: $100

Joni and Gregory Neutra: $50

Frank and Tinkee Newlander, In Memory of Barbara Martin: $100

Joa Dattilo and Janie Oakes, In Honor of Peggy and David Ater: $250

Robert and Linda Off: $100

Terry and Jane Otten Otten: $50

Gwen and Tom Paine: $500

Fred and Barbara Raznick: $100

Ruth T. Romero, In Memory of Joe F. Pancho Romero: $100

Betty Ann Rose: $25

Mary Anne and Al Sanborn Mary Anne and Al Sanborn: $300

Ursula Sanders: $300

Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living: $134.92

Tom Donnelly and Paula Sass-Donnelly: $200

The Golden Eye: $200

Edward and Evelyn Velie: $100

Mel and Barbara Yost: $300

Total: $10,143.88

Cumulative Total: $72,692.06