Wildfire Recovery: Our Recent Trips to Mora and San Miguel
Like many families living along the Hermit's Peak/Calf Canyon burn scar, the Maes family has lost food they had stored for winter to a fire-related power outage and experienced devastating damage to their home and property after recent flash floods.
This past Saturday, our President & CEO Christopher Goett visited the Maes family in Mora county with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Ruthann & Joseph Griego of Mora MainStreet to learn more about their experience and deliver one of dozens of freezers and food set aside for local residents.
On Monday, the Santa Fe Community Foundation hosted a site visit as part of our Learning Together Series for donors in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
We invited Community Resiliency Fund wildfire relief grantees -- Comedor de San Pascual, Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, Las Vegas MainStreet, Luna Community College, and Mora MainStreet -- to share more about the immediate response, current work, and our collective role in long-term recovery following the wildfires and subsequent flooding. After, we invited attendees to see firsthand some of the burn scar and regrowth along the Las Vegas watershed.