After the Storm
- KFOX Cares raises several hundred dollars for flood victims
- Ways You Can Help
- Disaster Hotline Available for N.M.
- EPWU keeps working on storm water master plan
- Weeks after storm, many in New Mexico still faced with cleanup
- Families rebuilding in San Elizario after floods
- Socorro residents help KFOX14
- State agencies tour flood-damaged Socorro
- Bugs invade the Borderland
- Letter from county officials sent to governor asking for assistance
- Dona Ana County holds emergency meeting in Berino after floods tear through
- Berino left with massive cleanup after floodwaters tear through
- Bulldogs rally to help family who lost home to mud
- Socorro prioritizing cleanup of flood damage, sinkholes
- Update: Berino residents deal with more floods
- Socorro City Council approves disaster declaration following flood
- Gov. set to visit La Union to assess flood damage
- Recent rains leave prime mosquito breeding grounds around Borderland
- E. coli and viruses in floodwater
- Floodwater spreading disease to pets
- Water safe to drink in La Union
- El Paso Water Utilities say stormwater projects performed well during storms
- La Union residents frustrated as no improvements planned for nearby dam
- El Paso Water Utilities working on I-10, central El Paso flooding issues
- Poverty, lack of infrastructure adds to severity of San Eli floods
- Floods topple grave sites at San Elizario cemetery
- Roofers busier than normal
- Dona Ana County commissioners agree they need state help
- Flood victims get help from a group of teens
- La Union residents, officials discuss flood damage recovery
- San Portales museum suffers damage after flooding
- Historic landmarks damaged from storms
- San Elizario families in need of help after floods
- Dam near La Union breaks, causes major road damage and disrupts water service
- Flood cleanup a slow process in San Elizario
- Socorro continues flood cleanup, hopes to prevent future damage
- Floods force San Eli families from homes
- Northeast flooding leads to road closures, stranded motorists
- West El Paso sees flooding on residential roads, residents concerned about drain maintenance
- La Union residents without water as officials fix water system
- San Elizario residents deal with damage from massive flooding
- Massive Socorro sinkholes destroy back yard, threaten homes
- Socorro flooding leaves Coker Road residents with cleanup
- Socorro mayor says they need National Guard help
- San Elizario cancels after school-activities
- Sinkhole growing larger in Socorro
- Socorro residents trapped in homes after arroyo breaks
- Arroyo breaks causing major flooding in Socorro
- Borderland braces for another round of heavy rain
- Vado residents suffer severe flooding for third time in several weeks
- Heavy rain leaves big mess central El Paso resident
- More work to be done on stormwater system after I-10 floods Wednesday morning
- Rain causes ceiling collapses in area shelter, apartment complex
- Crews repair water dam leak in central
- Rain causes overflow of Stormwater Pond in central El Paso
- Sinkhole closes Luna Street in Central El Paso
KFOX Cares raises several hundred dollars for flood victims
Updated: Tuesday, October 15 2013, 10:26 PM MDT
By: Stacey Welsh
EL PASO COUNTY, Texas -- The KFOX Cares campaign with the El Paso Salvation Army raised several hundred dollars to help victims of last month's flood. The money will go to those in need in Socorro, San Elizario and southern New Mexico.
Salvation Army community relations director Rose Lucero-Mercado said the money collected through KFOX Cares will go toward Lowe's Home Improvement gift cards for families devastated by flood damage.
"We are helping families specifically in the flood zones that were identified by the American Red Cross and that had an assessment. It's important that the public understands that we are helping the families in the flood zones," Lucero-Mercado said.
Lucero-Mercado said all donations from KFOX Cares will go directly to those in need. The Salvation Army is set to start passing out donations to families the Red Cross assessed Wednesday.
"To be honest, we've been overwhelmed with all the things we've received the past two weeks. One woman had her house remodeled and brought in 12 doors," Lucero-Mercado said.
While the Salvation Army said it is using all resources available to help those in need, it most likely will not be able to help everyone affected by flooding.
Gerarda Lopez lives on Coker Road in Socorro, one of the hardest-hit areas. She said she has received help from neighbors and local nonprofits, but it will not be enough.
"We need a lot of help, because the reality is that we can't do this on our own," Lopez said.
The American Red Cross also said it is focused on long-term recovery for flood victims. That includes finding permanent housing for them.
The Salvation Army continues to take donations for flood victims. Visit their website if you would like to donate.