To assist our fellow New Mexico residents, Curry County will host a community donation drive to collect items needed by those who have been displaced or affected by the two wildfires in San Miguel, Mora, Taos, and Colfax Counties. The drive has already begun and will run through May 20, 2022. Items collected will be taken to the Salvation Army team assisting the communities in northern New Mexico.
On April 22nd, the Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak fires combined, creating the second-largest wildfire in the state of New Mexico. As of May 10, 2022, the wildfires have burned 203,920 acres, more than 170 homes have been destroyed, and more than 13,000 individuals have been forced to evacuate.
Items in high demand that are accepted during this drive include laundry detergent, “new” clothing of all sizes, “new” socks and underwear of all sizes, blankets, and pillows. Used clothing is not needed at the evacuee locations in order to help mitigate any COVID-19 outbreaks. Drop off items at the Curry County Administration Complex at the table in the lobby. Curry County will provide all donations collected to the Salvation Army team assisting these individuals in need.
For further information please contact Curry County Administration at 575.763.6016