Over the last several weeks, Representative Roger Montoya and staff have worked tirelessly to identify hundreds of evacuees staying within Santa Fe, Espanola, tribal reservations, and Angel Fire. His efforts have provided evacuees with comfortable accommodations, food, supplies and medical care.
Representative Montoya came to Angel Fire to speak with evacuees and share information about long-term housing and other fire relief available. He is working to coordinate help, support, and resources for those evacuees located in Angel Fire and the surrounding area. He said, although the governor would rather move all evacuees into shelters, there should be alternatives for those who are displaced yet do not feel comfortable in a “shelter” setting.
He, with the help of Mayor Keller, have secured and placed over 600 people in hotel rooms, free of charge, in Albuquerque. They are offering hundreds more. Free room, three meals a day until August. He said as sad as it is, many cannot simply return home…home is no longer there. They need long term solutions. But first, he is working to to identify the help they need, now. At the meeting many people also voiced concern about their livestock, their children, their jobs.
IF YOU ARE DISPLACED: For room connections in Albuquerque call Roger Ebner, 505-933-1600. You may also instant message Rep. Montoya on Facebook Messenger (type in Representative Roger Montoya) so he can help with necessary support and help. NOTE: His office does not have any option to cash app, Venmo, give cash, or issue checks to individuals. They will however work with you to get you the necessary support, accommodations, and help you need.