Furniture delivered to displaced families

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CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan Matt 25 Hope Center Director Steve Reshetar helps load donated furniture to be delivered to families displaced by the Feb. 1 Clovis Apartments fire. Tonjia Rolan Over the weekend, Matt 25 Hope Center’s Director Steve Reshetar and staff delivered donated beds, dressers, sofas and tables to storage units of three […]

Organization wants help to find housing for fire victims

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Fire Department works on putting out a fire Wednesday morning at the Clovis Apartments on Martin Luther King and Cesar Chavez boulevards. Tonjia Rolan Though relief organizations are doing all they can for displaced victims of Wednesday’s fire, disaster relief is short term, according to Erinn Burch, director of […]

Fire victims assistance meeting

New Mexico Emergency Management Director Kenneth De Los Santos asked that all families displaced by the Clovis Apartment fire meet at the Lighthouse Mission 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Red Cross will assess the needs of fire victims and arrange for temporary housing and other services. Clovis Apartment Manager Judy Portillo said Belle Vista school will […]

Trophy elk donated to Elks Lodge

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Lash LaRue’s prize elk, propped in the corner of the Clovis-Portales Elks Lodge, will be officially donated to the lodge on Oct. 14. Benna Sayyed It only seems fitting that a trophy elk displaced by a fire at K-Bob’s two years ago has found a permanent home at the Clovis-Portales […]

God’s deep love for his children never changes

By Curtis K. Shelburne Folks living in the internally displaced person camps near Nimule, Sudan, where our son Joshua spent last year, would love to be displaced in exactly the same way and, more to the point, in the same type of location, as I am. I understand that sad fact, and I should be […]

How to help/How to get help

CNJ Staff WANT TO HELP? The best donations in disaster situations are monetary, according to Clovis Salvation Army Capt. Tammy Ray. Monetary donations can be made to The Salvation Army, mailed to P.O. Box 900, Clovis 88101 or dropped by the Salvation Army office at 301 E. Second St. Put donations in an envelope and […]

Military communities cope with tragedy

Tom Philpott The number of service people displaced by Hurricane Katrina was still being calculated more than two weeks after the storm devastated coastal Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. However, it was clear that thousands of active-duty members, reservists and retirees had lost homes, cars and other property. Indeed, when military victims of Katrina are finally […]

Evacuation picks up speed, with growing cooperation

Knight Ridder Newspapers NEW ORLEANS — Block after block, door by door, eye to eye, police officers and soldiers edged closer Thursday to extracting the last holdouts from this dying city. Authorities did not wield brute strength — yet — but they employed considerable powers of persuasion. “The soldier talked to me, and I’m sick, […]

ENMU accepting college students displaced by Katrina

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Around the country, people are doing their part to help victims of Hurricane Katrina get their lives back to normal. Across New Mexico and in Portales, colleges are trying to do their part to make sure education continues as well. Eastern New Mexico University is accepting college students displaced from […]