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Western Sky gives $15K for rent aid

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Western Sky Community Care has given $15,000 for Albuquerque’s rental assistance program and to help buy food for families in need during the COVID-19 outbreak in New Mexico.

The organization also kicked in 500 care packages for seniors.

“I am so grateful to see our community stepping up in big ways to support those who need it most,” Mayor Tim Keller said in a news release. “A huge thanks to Western Sky for coming through to help us continue to provide lifelines to families who need it.”

Tony Hernandez, president and CEO of Western Sky, said in a statement that “by providing food, shelter and daily essentials during these trying times, the city is giving our residents comfort and hope.”

bright spotThe money will be distributed by the city’s Family and Community Services with $10,000 for rental assistance and $5,000 to buy food boxes distributed through the department’s Health and Social Service Centers.

The items donated for seniors include body lotion, alcohol pads for diabetics, facial tissues and laundry detergent.

For more information on Senior Affairs services, call the Senior Information Line at 505-764-6400 or visit cabq.gov/seniors.

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