Fan, AC, Evaporative Cooler or Heater Assistance 

Program Description

Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico will be purchasing 20 evaporative portable air conditioner units and 30 indoor stand fan and 50 portable heaters. The ecofriendly fans and the evaporative coolers.
CAASNM will provide senior citizens, elderly, single parent, or with a sick or disabled family member.

Eligibility Requirements

The client complete an intake online or with their assigned case worker. The case worker will contact the client to perform the intake and ask for proper documentation which includes photo ID and proof address. The unit will be included in the $1000 allotted amount for total CAASNM assistance.

Areas Served:

• Doña Ana County
• Hidalgo County
• Luna County
• Sierra County
• Grant County

Annie is a participant in CAASNM’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) from Truth or Consequences.  She is a grandmother helping raise grandchildren and she also cares for her sick mother. Annie is very thankful for this program because it allows her to care for her mom and grandchildren. She has three grandchildren who live with her and she takes care of four grandchildren that don’t. The program reimburses her for nutritious food for all seven children in addition to her disabled mom.

Annie is a very special lady and has gone through a lot. She has been doing childcare for a long time. She cared for her sick father and then her husband before they passed away and now she is caring for her mom. She took a part time job at night with Walmart in-order to buy Christmas presents for of all her grandchildren, her brother and 18 year old grandson who stays to look after the children and Annie’s mom while she is working. She is a true success because she perseveres with all of her hardships, but with a little help from CAASNM.

Annie’s Story, Nutritious food for the family