Urgent Plea to Help Ruidoso Fire Victims

As many of you know, 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 can make a significant difference in the lives of our neighbors who have lost so much.

Essential Items Urgently Needed
  • Water (individual bottles, gallons)
  • Gatorade (any size)
  • Protein Bars & Snack Items
  • Non-Perishable Food Items
  • Baby Formula, Wipes & Diapers (all sizes)
  • Toiletry Items - Shampoo, Lotion, Soap, Deodorant, etc.,
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  • Tampons/Pads
  • Dog & Cat Food
  • Towels & Blankets
  • Gallon Ziplock Bags
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Board Games, Puzzles, Cards, etc.,

These items are critical in meeting the immediate needs of the victims and ensuring they have the basic necessities to get through these challenging times.

Donation Drop-off

GAAR Office
1635 University Blvd NE

Deadline for Supply Donations

Thursday, June 20th by 5 pm (volunteers will transport to Ruidoso Emergency Centers on Friday)

Monetary Donations

If you can't drop off supplies, an online donation link has been created to purchase essential items.

Otero County Association of REALTORS® PayPal


In addition to this immediate assistance, GAAR will move forward to request and approve a grant from the Emergency Relief Fund, a subset of the REALTOR® Fund, that provides the ability to make donations for victims of major disasters in New Mexico. 

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