FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 4, 2015
Contact: James Hallinan (505) 660-2216
Donations accepted in Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe
Albuquerque, NM – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today that the Office of the Attorney General is conducting a bedding, household items and cleaning supplies drive for New Mexico’s homeless and transitioning veterans. The Office of the Attorney General is partnering with the New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers for the drive. Donations of bedding, household items and cleaning supplies will be accepted through the end of November. Donations can be dropped off at any Office of the Attorney General or Veterans Integration Centers location in Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe.
“Supporting the women and men, and their children, who have served our nation is our duty,” said Attorney General Balderas. “Our partners at the New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers do incredible work helping New Mexico veterans transition back into housing and employment, and they provide critical supportive services. I am asking all New Mexicans to make a small contribution this month in honor of Veterans Day and all those who are serving.”
“The Veterans Integration Centers (VIC) appreciate Attorney General Balderas’ support in helping us transition Homeless Veterans to independent living, through generous donations of household items and cleaning products. The VIC staff and veterans thank you for all that you do,” said New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers Program Director and CEO, Elinor Reiners.
Bedding, sheets, pillows, pillow cases, blankets, towels, cleaning supplies, toiletries, lamps, pots and pans, dishes, silverware, and small kitchen appliances (to include but not limited to the following: microwaves, coffee pots, can openers). To schedule a pick-up/drop-off of larger items such as furniture please call the New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers central office at 505- 265-0512.
Donations Accepted at the Following Locations from 9 AM – 5 PM:
Albuquerque Office of the Attorney General, 111 Lomas NW, 1st Floor, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Veterans Integration Centers Albuquerque Transitional Housing & Central Office (Food Pantry & Thrift Shop), 13032 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
Veterans Integration Center Supportive Services Alamogordo Office, 1300 Cuba Avenue, Alamogordo, NM 88310
Las Cruces Office of the Attorney General, 201 N. Church St., Ste. 315, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Santa Fe Office of the Attorney General, 408 Galisteo Street, Villagra Building, Santa Fe, NM 87501
For more information about the New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers please visit www.nmvic.org.
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