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Resources for those affected by wildfires and those who want to help

Spring Wildfires
Thomas Peipert/AP
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A firefighting plane drops water over a plume of smoke near Las Vegas, N.M., on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The fire has torched 250 square miles (647 square kilometers) over the last several weeks. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

KUNM’s News Department is continuously updating this page. If you want to add resources not on here please contact News Director Megan Kamerick at megankamerick@kunm.org.

Relevant Social Media handles/pages:
Hashtags
#AZwx, #azfire, #arizonafire, #BearTrapFire, #Bell619Fire30, #BlackFire, #CalfCanyonFire, #CerroPeladoFire, #COFire, #CooksPeakFire, #ContrerasFire, #Crooksfire, #FireWX, #HermitsPeakFire, #IronMineFire, #MidnightFire, #MidnightPineFire, #NMFire, #NMWildfires2022, #NMwx, #NPSfire, #NVFire, #TXFire, #TXwx, #utahfire, #WoodlandFire, #WoodrowFire , #WildfireReady, #wildfires, #wildfireseason, #aerialfirefighting, #nmwater, #LasConchasFire2011, #Monsoon2k22, #NMRain, #drought, #recovery, #ClimateCrisis, #publiclands, #RXFire

@GovMLG, @NMFireInfo, @NMDHSEM, @NMDeptAg, @RedCrossNM, @FEMARegion6, @forestservice, @acequias_nm, @NWSAlbuquerque

Donations:

  • HELPNM Home Education Livelihood Program, Inc. in 1965 by the interdenominational New Mexico Council of Churches.  They have a Disaster Relief Fund, inclusive of shelter funds. 
  • Safe Space New Mexico Fires Relief Fund.  Safe Space is a nonprofit 501c3 founded by Vanessa Garcia, a northern New Mexican Native, who wants to make a difference in New Mexico.  Vanessa and the Safe Space Board of Directors then created the NM Fire Relief Fund and enlisted a network of local hotel owners to help shelter evacuees.
  • All Together New Mexico Fund from the New Mexico Coalition of Community Foundations. Grants from the All Together NM Fund will go to emergency shelter, food and water distribution, and access to medical support.
  • Las Vegas Community Foundation allows donations to go directly to the Hermit’s Peak Wildfire Relief Fund
  • New Mexico Fire Fighters IAFF and NM Sol are collaborating with I.B.E.W. 611 and AFSCME Council 18 to assist families affected by the fire
  • Cochiti Fire Department seeks donations since its state funds limit its ability to purchase food with its normal operating budget. 
  • Cattlegrowers Association collecting donations to support livestock producers
  • Santa Fe Humane campaign for displaced animals
  • Pet and animal owners are encouraged to visit nmdog.org for a list of resources and additional information.

Government:

Private:

Climate Change Resources.

  • Climate Central, a wildfire  risks and map via  States at Risk is a project aimed at showing how Americans in all 50 states are experiencing the impacts of climate change. Our work focuses on five threats — extreme heat, drought, wildfires, coastal flooding and inland flooding — and the states most affected by these threats. In 2015 States at Risk evaluated how prepared each of the 50 states are for their current and future climate threats in its Preparedness Report Card.
  • Climate Signals Climate Signals is a nonprofit, nonpartisan project of Climate Nexus that curates cutting-edge attribution science and provides resources in real time explaining how climate change worsens extreme events.
  • Park Williams Hydroclimate, drought, wildfire “Hydroclimate, Fire, Vegetation, and Society. Park Williams and the HyFiVeS Research Group in the UCLA Department of Geography. We research the causes and consequences of changes in water availability across earth’s continents.”
  • Washington Post: Wildfires Interactive Map (2022) One in six Americans live in areas with a significant wildfire risk.
  • WildfireRisk.org Launching April 2020, this site offers interactive maps, tables, charts and data to help inform communities about their relative wildfire risk profile, the nature and effects of wildfire risk, and actions communities can take to manage and mitigate wildfire risk.
  • World Climate Service WCS provides global subseasonal and seasonal forecast (i.e., long-range forecasts) to commercial entities. The site is helpful to journalists because long-lead forecasts are becoming a critical source of information to detect emerging climate hazard risks.

Trauma, Grief, Loss resources.