News Release

Nov. 7, 2017
ABQ Area Low-Income Residents Invited to Annual Assistance Fair

More than 40  area agencies will assist residents with bill help, youth programs, flu shots and more

 

(Albuquerque, N.M.) – PNM and the City of Albuquerque will bring together more than 40 helping agencies for a one-day assistance event at St. Pius X High School, 5301 Saint Joseph’s Dr. NW, in Albuquerque on Saturday, November 18, from 9 am to 11 am.

This family-oriented event will provide limited and low income residents with a multitude of resources and one-stop access to a wide range of resources.

“This annual event has become something many people who are in need look forward to because in some instances, they don’t know where else to turn,” said Maddie Martinez-Vega, PNM low-income program manager. “By bringing all these organizations together under one roof, we’re making it easier for the disadvantaged to access the help they need and expose them to all of the resources our city has to offer.”

People facing even the most difficult situations can find solutions thanks to the programs offered by PNM and the many community partners. 

Agencies will offer help with housing, foreclosures, electric bills, food, medical care, legal aid, and property taxes. Services designed for seniors, families with children and those seeking employment will be on hand as well.

This year, free flu shots will be available to the first 200 people through the door. Also, Wal-Mart gift cards will be provided to the first 300 people who qualify for the PNM Good Neighbor Fund. Information and assistance with other areas such as energy efficiency, pet care, youth programs, and financial assistance classes will be available as well.

PNM will offer help with electric bills for families experiencing an emergency, through the PNM Good Neighbor Fund.

Special note: To apply for assistance through the PNM Good Neighbor Fund at the event, residents must bring proof of income for all adults in the home, a bank statement showing all direct deposits, identification for all children and adults living in the home and the customer’s past-due PNM electric bill.

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With headquarters in Albuquerque, PNM is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico, serving 500,000 customers in dozens of communities across the state. PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an energy holding company also headquartered in Albuquerque. For more information, visit PNM.com.