Dear PEEC Community,
Did you know that Tuesday, May 5th has been designated as a global day of giving? It’s called Giving Tuesday Now. At PEEC we’re worried about our fellow New Mexicans who have been especially hard-hit by the COVID-19 crisis. That’s why we’d like to encourage you to make a gift on that day to an organization working to help with those urgent needs. Below, we provide some suggestions of nonprofits working on the front lines of support for our neighbors.
Santa Fe Indian Center is an organization that serves the Native community in Santa Fe County with emergency financial assistance, along with other services. You can give directly to their GoFundMe page, or make a tax-deductible donation through the New Mexico Community Foundation.
The Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund is an effort organized by Native people to support those in the hard-hit communities in our state. Donate to their GoFundMe campaign.
McKinley County has more COVID-19 cases than anywhere else in New Mexico. McKinley Mutual Aid is a group of organizations providing community care packages with critical supplies to families in need.
MoGro has stopped their normal operations, but they are making biweekly deliveries of a mix of fresh produce and staple grocery items to 190 families on Zia Pueblo. Whenever possible, their items are purchased from local farmers and producers. Contributions will help them expand to serve more Pueblos and communities in need. Plus, they can match all gifts, including weekly and one-time donations.
Some of us are struggling at this time, and some of us have an extra $1,200 in our pockets. If you are able to give, I hope you’ll join me in making life a little easier right now for those who need help the most. Thank you for your generosity to PEEC, and to all who need help during these difficult times.
Stay healthy, safe, and happy. I hope you can get outside today!
Katherine Bruell, Executive Director
P.S. Did you know that under the new CARES Act you may deduct up to $300 of charitable gifts from your 2020 income taxes, even if you don’t itemize deductions?