Help Ruidoso Fire Victims with Monetary Donations

The Ruidoso community is experiencing a devastating challenge due to the ongoing wildfires. These fires have wreaked havoc, displacing families, and causing unimaginable hardship. 

The Otero County Association of REALTORS® has sent an urgent plea to assist those affected by the fires. Your generosity will make a significant difference in the lives of our neighbors who have lost so much.

Essential Items Urgently Needed 

  • Juice & Gatorade (any size)
  • Protein Bars, Nuts, Snack Items
  • Non-Perishable Food Items
  • Baby Formula, Wipes & Diapers (all sizes)
  • Toiletry Items (Shampoo, Lotion, Soap, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Lip Balm, Female Hygiene Products, etc.,)
  • Dog & Cat Food
  • Towels, Blankets & Pillows
  • Gallon Ziplock Bags
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Board Games, Puzzles, Cards, etc.,
  • Walmart Gift Cards
  • Reusable Grocery Bags
  • Extension Cords & Phone Chargers

These items are critical in meeting the immediate needs of the victims and ensuring they have basic necessities.

Drop-off Locations


Emergency Management Office of Socorro  **NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUPPLIES**
1 Fairgrounds Road
Zimmerman Hall
Socorro, NM
8 am to 5 pm (7 days a week)

Roadrunner Food Bank - Albuquerque Warehouse 
5840 Office Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Donate food, host a food drive, make an online donation: 

*Please Note - Supply Donations will be accepted until Friday, June 28th. Online donations to the REALTOR® Fund will be accepted indefinitely.
1635 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
8 am to 5 pm (M - F)


Commercial Association of REALTORS® New Mexico 
*Please Note - Supply Donations will be accepted until Friday, June 28th at 4 pm
6739 Academy Rd NE # 310
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Rio Rancho 

  • Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce - 4201 Crestview Drive SE Saturday (9am-1pm) and M-F (9am-4pm)
  • KOB4's Rio Rancho Bureau at Edit House Productions - 640 Quantum Road NE - M-F (9am-4pm)
  • Sparklight - 7501 Nita Place NE - M-F (8am-5pm)
  • Berw Lab 101  - 3301 Southern Blvd SE, Suite 306 - Saturday & Sunday (2pm-11pm)

Roswell National Guard Armory
1 W. Earl Cummings Loop
Roswell, NM
8 am to 6 pm

Tularosa Community Center
1050 N. Bookout Rd.
Tularosa, NM
8 am to 8 pm

Lea County Event Center (accepting cases of water and non-perishable items)
5101 N. Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM
8 am to 5 pm 
Contact: Rosie at 575.391.2901

Lea County Fairgrounds (accepting cases of water and non-perishable items)
101 S. Commercial
Lovington, NM 
8 am to 5 pm 
Contact: Wyatt at 575.333.0252

Otero County Fairgrounds - Westside (Nonperishable food and drinks for first responders)
401 Fairgrounds Rd
Alamogordo, NNM 88310
8 am daily
Primary Contact: Commissioner Amy Barela, 575-0491-7265

Alamogordo Public Schools
Walmart Parking Lot
233 S. New York Ave
Alamogordo, NM 88310
8 am to 4 pm daily
Primary Contact: Transportation Coordinator Donavan Balsley, 575-551-6626

NMSU Otero County Extension Office (now thru June 24th, 9 am)
401 Fairgrounds Rd
Alamogordo, NM

Contact: Kalie Gillespie, Otero County 4-H Agent


Ways to Make a Monetary Donation

A 501(c)(3) sustainable fund was created to support local charities.
Funded by REALTOR® & Affiliate Members & events, it's held by the Albuquerque Community Foundation.

ln addition to the $25,000 donation approved by the GAAR Board of Directors, all additional incoming funds up to $25,000 will be earmarked for the Emergency Relief Fund, a subset of the REALTOR® Fund that provides support for victims of major disasters in New Mexico. 

Community Foundation of Lincoln County - The Shelter Fund 

The Shelter Fund was established to assist members of the community who have experienced hardship due to unforeseen disasters such as fire or flooding

Roadrunner Food Bank

Under comments, designate your donation to aid NM Wildfire Victims

American Red Cross

Donate by calling 1-800-733-2767
Designate your donation for NM Wildfire Disaster Relief

(this option is not available when donating online)

Let’s rally together to support Ruidoso and its residents during their time of need.