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Resources for New Mexicans Affected by the Wild Fires


  • President Biden has signed a disaster declaration for New Mexicans affected by the fires in Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel, and Valencia Counties. This money can go for temporary housing and home repairs, loans for uninsured property losses and other programs. 

    • Those who need assistance can request it by visiting or by calling 1-800-621-3362. For those with speech or hearing impairments the number is 1-800-462-7585. The line operates from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. MT. 

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  • Statewide NM crisis line: 1-855-NMCRISIS (855-662-7474)

  • Evacuation centers (Source NM Highlands University, which has put together a great overall resources page here)

    • San Miguel County Evacuation Shelter, Old Memorial Middle School (MMS), 947 Old National Road.

    • Glorieta Adventure Camps: 11 NM-50, Glorieta, NM 87535 

      • Josh Nelson at 505-757-6161, ext. 713.

    • Peñasco Schools: 13 Old School Road, Peñasco, NM 87553

      • ​Contact: Annette Sanchez - 575-770-9042

    • San Miguel County Public Works in Las Vegas

      • Phone 505-652-8728

    • For those not comfortable in shelters, the site at 10 Airport Road offers temporary campsites for vehicles and tents — you must bring your own gear and supplies. They have two porta-potties. No reservations needed at this point.

    • Red River Convention Center, 101 West River St., Red River NM 87558 

      • Phone 575-754-1708

    • The Governor has approved sheltering in state parks and waived the rate for those displaced by fire. Patrons show proof of address to the ranger to have the fee waived.

  • Food: 

    • Bar Castañeda Meals for those Displaced by NM Wild Fires. 

      • In collaboration with other Las Vegas restaurants Bar Castañeda is providing meals to evacuees and first responders from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, 524 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas NM 87701. (You can support that effort here.)

    • The Eagle Nest Senior Center is offering free meals to senior evacuees - please call ahead so food can be provided to (575) 377-1344 - 74 North Tomboy, Eagle Nest, NM 87718

  • Resources for pets and livestock:

    • Resources for evacuated pets

    • Pet and livestock shelters (source)

      • The Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society is taking in cats displaced by the fire; call 505-983-4309, ext. 1606. The shelter also is offering supplies for displaced pets and requests donations.

      • The Santa Fe County Fairgrounds is taking in dogs, cats and chickens; call 505-471-4711.

      • The Zamora arena is being used to temporarily house livestock and horses; contact livestock inspector Matthew Romero at 575-643-6805.

      • The Pecos arena is sheltering livestock and horses; contact Freddy Lujan at 505-930-3986 or 505-757-3986.

      • The Taos County Sheriff’s Posse Arena is being used to house livestock and horses; contact livestock inspector Ruben Baca at 575-770-1490.

    • Animal Humane of Española has taken in animals evacuated from the Las Vegas shelters. They are at capacity and need people to foster and adopt. You can learn more here.

  • Las Vegas Community Foundation Hermit’s Peak Wildfire Relief Fund Grants. 

    • Applications for up to $10,000 are being accepted for 501c3 organizations serving Mora and San Miguel Counties. Relief organizations directly serving & assisting local families and communities can apply for emergency funds by sending an email and submitting a streamlined application to Linda Anderle at


How to Help Those Affected by the Fires

If you are in a position support those affected by the fires, please take a look at ways you can help: 



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