Los Alamos County and United Way of Northern New Mexico have partnered together for the CommuniTree “Kindled Hearts for Warm Homes” drive.
The drive runs through Dec. 31 with the purpose of collecting warm weather apparel and everyday essentials, as well as raise funds for families impacted by the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire and subsequent flooding in Taos, San Miguel and Mora counties earlier this year. Several non-profit organizations have been working hard in northern New Mexico to help in the recovery efforts following the fires that burned 341,735 acres and destroyed at least 903 structures and damaged 85 more.
There’s still time to give!
ONE TIME DONATIONS: Interested individuals can make direct donations using the links provided on the following County webpage: www.lacnm.com/kindled-hearts (click on the logo for the organization, or scan the QR code to go directly to the organizations page). You can also scan the QR code below or type in the website address as seen above the QR code.
DONATING GOODS & FOOD: For those who would like to donate goods, a collection bin is located below the CommuniTree in the Municipal Building Lobby (1000 Central Ave.).
Please provide new, unopened items only. Pl’ease do not wrap items.
- Warm weather apparel – socks, mittens, jackets, hats, scarfs
- Toiletries – toothbrushes/toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, combs/brushes, razors, shaving cream, sunscreen, lotion, chap stick
- Clothing in various sizes for children and adults
- Non-perishable food items
- Towels and wash cloths
- Diapers and wipes
Los Alamos County and United Way of Northern New Mexico would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who has already generously donated. The collection box is being emptied to make room for the last ten days of the drive, so let’s see if we can fill it up one more time!