CVS volunteers at Roadrunner Food Bank Dec. 2.(CVS)


In collaboration with CVS Health, the nonprofit organization Humanity33 will hold a Winter Coat Drive through December 31 at all CVS locations.

Ed Luna, CVS Health store manager in Rio Rancho, provides necessities to the homeless through Humanity33.

Ed Luna, CVS Health store manager and district leader emerging leader in Rio Rancho.(CVS)

“One of the best things we can do is help others – it’s food for the soul,” said Luna.

Luna and his wife, Krista Luna, launched Humanity33 in 2019 to help people in RR. They felt the call to arms because they have immediate family who are struggling with homelessness.

The nonprofit provides ready-to-eat meals, personal care items, and blankets to the homeless community. Efforts to help include distributing personal care packages, food, and water to encampments.

But they also set up donation bins for personal care items at coffee shops.

Luna inspired 20 of his CVS colleagues to participate in a volunteer activity on Dec. 2 at the Roadrunner Food Bank warehouse to help those experiencing hunger this holiday season across New Mexico.

Drop-off donation bins are available inside all 13 CVS Pharmacy locations across Rio Rancho, Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Española for those who would like to contribute lightly worn coats for children and adults experiencing homelessness in New Mexico.

Donors will earn $5 CVS ExtraBucks for each coat donated.