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THE SHELTER FUND

The Shelter Fund was established to assist members of the community who have experienced hardship due to unforeseen disasters such as fire or flooding. Intended to help those who suddenly find themselves without shelter, funds are generally granted for specific cases of need, and recipients are identified at the discretion of the CFLC Board of Directors on a year-round basis. If you would like to apply for funding, click on the button below to download an application, then submit it to cflcnm@gmail.com and contact one of the CFLC board members (click here for a list) to ensure we are aware of your situation as soon as possible.

How to Donate to the Shelter Fund

Donations to go directly to the Shelter Fund may easily be made by check. Your charitable donation will be tax deductible to the full extent of the law. The Community Foundation of Lincoln County maintains its 501(c)3 nonprofit status each year and the EIN is # 16-1740370. In order to donate specifically to the Shelter Fund, please send a check payable to CFLC with Shelter Fund on the memo line to:

CFLC

PO Box 2750

Ruidoso, NM  88355

How to Apply for a Shelter Fund Grant

If you would like to apply for funding, click on the button below to download an application, then submit it to cflcnm@gmail.com and contact one of the CFLC board members (click here for a list) to ensure we are aware of your situation as soon as possible.

Please note that Shelter Fund assistance is typically only available for Lincoln County residents who have lost their places of residence due to specific events or disasters such as fire and flooding. For rent assistance that does not fall into this category, residents are encouraged to contact Christian Services (575-257-4381) or the local chapter of the Salvation Army. 

 

Salvation Army assistance forms can be downloaded and printed by clicking the button below, and applications need to be dropped off in person at Cornerstone Bakery at 1712 Sudderth Drive, in Ruidoso. Please call (575) 257-1842 to speak with someone about Salvation Army rent assistance.

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