The Governor Richardson, Lopez, Olmos, Trejo COVID-19 Emergency Fund for the Southern Colonias of Doña Ana County

Due to the overwhelming requests for assistance, the Southern Colonias of Doña Ana County assistance program will not be accepting applications until further notice.

CAASNM is processing applications and will continue as long as funds are available. Please do not contact CAASNM regarding this program. We will contact you if we are moving forward with your application!

Please consider making a donation so we can continue to help our friends in the Southern Colonias of Doña Ana County!  

Debido a la gran cantidad de solicitudes recibidas, el programa de asistencia para Colonias del Sur del Condado de Doña Ana no recibirá más aplicaciones hasta nuevo aviso.

CAASNM está procesando las aplicaciones y continuara así mientras haya fondos disponibles. Por favor no contacte a CAASNM con respecto a este programa. Nosotros le contactaremos en caso de continuar con su aplicación.

Por favor considere hacer un donativo para que podamos continuar ayudando a nuestros amigos y amigas en las Colonias del Sur del Condado de Doña Ana!

 

Actor George Lopez joins Former Governor Bill Richardson, Actors Edward James Olmos and Danny Trejo in fund to provide cash assistance to families in the Colonias area of Southern Doña Ana County, New Mexico
June 8, 2020

Actor and comedian George Lopez has joined Former Governor Bill Richardson and Actors Edward James Olmos and Danny Trejo to assist families in the hard hit Colonias-area of Southern New Mexico. The Governor Richardson, Edward James Olmos, Danny Trejo, George Lopez COVID-19 Emergency Fund for the Southern Colonias of Doña Ana County offers cash assistance to individuals and families.

“Governor Richardson and I have been friends for a long time and we have done great things together,” said Mr. Lopez. “I’m delighted to join such a wonderful cause for an area in Doña Ana County that I am very fond of.” Daily life in the Colonias was challenging even before COVID-19. Many communities lack infrastructure like paved roads and functioning sewer systems. The pandemic has only increased the economic strain facing the families of the Colonias with many out of work and unable to afford groceries, gas, rent, utilities, and other basic essentials.
Mr. Lopez has worked and filmed in southern New Mexico. Mr. Olmos and Mr. Trejo, both longtime social activists and humanitarians, have also filmed movies in New Mexico.

Partnering with the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico and the Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico, the fund offers applicants a one-time check – $150 for individuals or households without children and $300 for individuals or households with one or more children. Families may use this cash assistance for groceries, medical bills, rent, utilities, car repairs, or whatever emergency expenses they might have due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For those interested in donating to the fund, please visit: SCDAC Emergency Fund
Or mail a check to:
Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico
2600 El Paseo Road Las Cruces, NM 88001

The Richardson Center for Global Engagement
216 Washington Avenue l Santa Fe, NM 87501
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Please indicate Southern Colonias of Doña Ana County Fund in the memo line.

Former Governor Bill Richardson and Actors Edward James Olmos and Danny Trejo have joined forces to create a fund to assist families in the hard hit Colonias-area of Southern New Mexico. The Governor Richardson, Olmos, Trejo COVID-19 Emergency Fund for the Southern Colonias of Doña Ana County will offer cash assistance to individuals and families.

Partnering with the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico and the Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico, the fund will offer applicants a one-time check – $150 for individuals or households without children and $300 for individuals or households with one or more children. Families may use this cash assistance for groceries, medical bills, rent, utilities, car repairs, or whatever emergency expenses they might have due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligibility requirements: you must reside in San Miguel, Mesquite, La Mesa, Del Cerro, Vado, Chamberino, Berino, Las Palmeras, Montana Vista, Joy Drive, La Union, Anthony, Chaparral, Santa Teresa and Sunland Park areas and meet certain income requirements. You can begin the application process below. 

The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico is accepting donations on behalf of CAASNM. Please make a donation today by clicking the donate now button. Checks can be sent to:    2600 El Paseo Rd. Las Cruces, NM 88001

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