Tornado notebook

CNJ staff

—The Disaster Relief Center at the Curry County Fairgrounds operates 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Friday. American Red Cross and Salvation Army are on hand to help.
Furniture, appliances, food and baby care items are available.
A pink intake sheet is needed to receive goods and items.

—Public Regulation Commission officials will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Curry County Fairgrounds to assist with insurance claims and coverage as well as utility issues. Call (888) 4-ASK-PRC
(427-5772).

—Salvation Army services will continue to be offered beginning Monday at the Salvation Army at 317 East Second Ave. Call 762-3801.
—The Salvation Army has begun to see a decline in volunteer support and in-kind
donations.
The long-term recovery phase needs support from the community in terms of volunteer assistance, in-kind and monetary donations.
Survivors’ basic needs still remain to be furniture, new clothing and small appliances.
—To drop off donations visit The Salvation Army Donation Warehouse at Curry County Fairgrounds at 600 S. Norris St. today and Friday morning. Beginning Monday anyone with clothing or other merchandise to donate should bring it to the Salvation Army Thrift Store, 301 E. Second St. or contact the Salvation Army at 762-3801.
—To volunteer time, contact The Salvation Army at 762-3801.
—Monetary donations can dropped off at The Salvation Army at 317 E. Second St. or mailed to P.O. Box 900, Clovis, NM 88101.

—Visit the American Red Cross office at the corner of Main and Second streets 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Call
763-4129.
Red Cross officials said they “don’t care about documentation status” to provide
assistance.

—Register for Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance online at www.fema.gov or call (800) 621-FEMA (3362). The booklet “Help After a Disaster” will be mailed after registering and is available in a pdf format online.

—Operation: Disaster Recovery has been created to raise and distribute funds for the unmet needs of local families. To contribute, call 769-2103 or send a check made payable to Operation Disaster Recovery or the United Way with “Disaster” on the memo line to P.O. Box 806, Clovis, NM 88101.

—Monetary donations are still the most effective and desirable donation to help in the long-term recovery, according to officials. To give cash or check donations, visit or mail to United Way-Operation Disaster Recovery, 215 N. Main St., Clovis, NM 88101, or give online at www.unitedwayenm.org (click on, “Donate — Tornado Relief”).
Information: 769-2103.

—New Mexico Bank & Trust is
establishing a Disaster Assistance Fund for victims of the eastern New Mexico tornadoes at its bank branches in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Clovis.

—Triangle Ace Hardware in Clovis is offering discounts for homeowners buying repair products.
Buyers must be registered with the Salvation Army or Red Cross and provide proof of address.
Information: 762-3301.

—To help the victims of local, national and international disasters, cash contributions can be sent to the Mid-Rio Grande Chapter of the American Red Cross, 142 Monroe, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
Internet users can make a secure online credit card contribution by visiting
www.redcross.org.

—All recovered pets found by city of Clovis staff will be held at the Clovis Animal Shelter for up to two weeks.
Donations are being accepted toward extending the stay of recovered animals.
Information: 769-7893.

—Cannon Air Force Base has established an “Airmen for an Afternoon” program to
provide homeowners with manpower to help with storm recovery efforts.
Information: 784-4228.

—Licensed electricians and plumbers are needed to help reconnect tornado-damaged homes.
Information: United Way of Eastern New Mexico at 769-2103.

— Tornado victims can apply for emergency assistance, such as vouchers, toiletries and food, through the Human Service Department Income Support Division.
—Curry County ISD Office — 762-4751
—Quay County ISD Office — 461-4627
— Roosevelt County ISD Office — 356-4473

—Clients who have lost their Electronic Benefits Transfer cards or food purchased through the Food Stamp program, can get replacements at the Income Support Division located at 3316 North Main St., Suite A, Clovis.

—The Eastern Plains Emergency Action Agencies can provide food assistance
vouchers, one month emergency rental assistance, prescription assistance, clothes,
toiletries, sleeping bags, bottled water, infant formula and diapers.
Information: 769-1094.

—The 16th and Pile Church of Christ has items to distribute for tornado disaster relief — including nonperishable food, water, clothes and baby items.
Information: Bob Hoy at 791-7415 or Kay Prater at 760-3573.

—Money and gift card donations are being sought to help Clovis public school
children and staff members whose families suffered damage to their homes or property from the March 23 tornado.
Clovis Municipal Schools and the Clovis News Journal will collect donations through April 13.
The public can donate money or business gift cards to the CMS Central Office, 1009 N. Main St., or to the News Journal, 521 Pile St.
Anyone with clothing or other merchandise to donate should bring it to the Salvation Army Thrift Store, 301 E. Second St.

—Curry County operations are back to normal. Clean up will continue until June 5. Call 763-6016.

—Clovis landfill fees will continue to be suspended until the end of business Friday and resume Saturday morning.

— Compiled by CNJ staff