Corrales Fire Department Commander Tanya Lattin reports that this holiday season “With everyone’s help, we assisted 41 families.” At least 148 people, of whom 86 were children, were helped. In fact, several citizens have steadied families with internet service for online school, as well as food, since March. Lattin says the Fire Department will continue to have food available for families in need.

She wants to thank those who donated funds, and “adopted” children or whole families. As well as Kiwanis Club of Corrales for being the fiduciary entity, and local businesses that collected and donated. Village Mercantile made the drive their “giving Tuesday” event and doubled all donations on Giving Tuesday. Casa Vieja, Mercado de Maya/ Ambiente  and Roadrunner Waste were supportive, too, and Corrales Growers’ Market donated fresh food.

Along the same lines, the Village of Corrales granted funds to 29 local businesses under the CARES grant for a total of $255,600. The Village currently is closing out the grant and paying out all grantees.

Thankfully, 11 members and staff at the Corrales Fire Department received the Pfizer vaccine on December 22, with the second shot coming on January 12, 2021. The department also is assisting the New Mexico Department of Health with vaccinations for healthcare providers.

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