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Mother seeks help with van repairs

December 13, 2018 GMT

A 64-year-old single mother in Santa Fe says she receives Social Security benefits and Section 8 housing assistance but struggles to cover living expenses for herself and her daughter.

She says they don’t have enough money to pay for repairs for the van they use in part to travel to medical appointments.

She is asking for help getting the heater and fuel gauge in their vehicle fixed.

They are among hundreds 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.

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 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.


Anonymous (10): $2,025

Anonymous, in memory of Priscilla Hoback: $50

Aceves-London Family Fund: $1,000

Amy and John Amos: $100

Karen and Wayne Barnes: $1,000

Bruce and Cynthia Bolene: $500

Patricia Bott: $100

Jan and Tom Collett: $250

Conejo Loco Fund: $500

Dave and Peggy Feldt: $100

Francis and Marilyn Feltman: $100

Arthur and Jane Gabaldon: $100

Gail Grimes and Mark Greenberg: $100

Barbara and Philip Gudwin: $100

Mary Hancock: $50

Janelle and Juanita Haught, in loving memory of Nila and Earl Haught: $150

Paul and Lynne Horpedahl: $200

Bill Todino and Deb Hunter, in honor of Celia Szumowski: $50

Deborah Odum-Hutchinson and Joseph Hutchinson: $15

Barbara and Richard Kenney: $100

Regina Klein: $25

Keith Anderson and Barbara Lenssen, in memory of Barbara Martin: $250

Mickle-Baughman Fund: $100

Lisa Moroz: $150

Candy and Frank Norris: $75

Beatrice Ortiz, in memory of Deborah J. Ortiz: $50

Josina Ortiz: $20

Trudy Perry: $100

Nancy Benkof and Paul Pletka: $200

Bernadette Pogue, in memory of Edward W. Pogue: $250

Diana and Thad Rasche: $1,000

Florence Romero: $100

Casey and Kristin Ryan: $150

Paterson and Martha Simons: $100

Thomas Spencer Jr.: $100

Karen Stoll, in memory of Brooks Shera: $300

Paul and Jane Wilken: $50

Total: $9,610

Cumulative total: $105,092.06