For Emergency Shelter, Food and Other Necessities

American Red Cross

Courtesy of NM State Forestry. Photo by Shannon Atencio.

The American Red Cross responds to disasters 365 days a year to assist impacted individuals with their immediate emergency needs. Contact the  Red Cross here. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and ask for your local chapter.

Food Assistance

The SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) may help you replace food lost in a  disaster or help you apply for benefits through the NM Human Service Department. You can apply for SNAP benefits online. An expedited SNAP program for disasters exists to provide benefits within 7 days. For more information, call 1-800-283-4465 or click here.

Community, Faith-Based and Volunteer Groups

Local Community and Faith Based Organizations and Volunteer Groups may also offer disaster relief services. Groups such as the County Disaster or Emergency Services Offices often coordinate services provided by local groups. Attend a local wildfire information community meeting or call local churches, community groups, etc. to find out more.

Additional Assistance

Visit our Who Can Help section for more opportunities for assistance.