Sandia Area Federal Credit Union donated $5,000 toward wildfire relief efforts and pledged to matching fundraising campaign donations of up to $15,000 to support people impacted by wildfires across New Mexico.
The $5,000 donation went to World Central Kitchen, an organization partnering with local restaurants in affected communities to serve fresh meals to evacuees and first responders battling the fires.
“Many of our members live and work in these devastated communities,” Paula Peknik, president and CEO of Sandia Area Federal Credit Union, said in a press release. “This immediate donation is already helping mitigate the impacts on these communities, and we have more efforts underway to continue that support.”
Those extra efforts include collecting and matching donations on behalf of the All Together New Mexico Fund, which uses grants to help pay for food, water, emergency shelter and medical support.
Sandia Area will match up to $15,000 in donations made with the credit union.
To help the cause, you can donate to any Sandia Area Federal Credit Union location or call 505-292-6343.