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More Help Needed for Tornado Victims in Eastern NM

March 28, 2007


Five days after tornadoes tore through eastern New Mexico, recovery continues and much more help is still needed. Johnny Chavez is the Director of the Community Action office in Clovis where some families are still without electricity.

"All their perishable food is gone, and so we're issuing certificates for $100 for some families. The lines are still long, and I don't know that we're going to be able to help everybody."

Chavez says his organization only has a limited amount of aid money available, so a relief fund has been setup to receive donations for the storm victims at Wells Fargo bank branches across the state. Earlier, Governor Richardson signed an executive order making $750,000 in aid available for recovery in the area.

Hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed by the storm. Many of the victims were insured, but Chavez knows there are plenty of others who still need a helping hand.

"Some of these people are low-income, and they will not be able to afford to rebuild their homes, so what we're trying to do is get as much money as we can together to be able to help people."

FEMA personnel were touring the site this week to determine if federal disaster assistance could be made available. Supplies and other donations can be dropped off at Community Action offices in Tucumcari and Clovis.

Eric Mack, Public News Service - NM