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Wildfire Resources

Wildfire Resources

Lincoln County Wildfire Resources

The Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of REALTORS® (RLCAR) has compiled information to provide resources to our membership and their clients with information about the McBride and Nogal Canyon Fires.

Financial Assistance 


Community Foundation of Lincoln County

  • The CFLC Shelter Fund was created to lend financial assistance to local residents who've been displaced due to fire, flood, or other natural disasters.

  • Visit to view the downloadable application.



  • Individuals or families who lack a fixed or adequate residence are encouraged to apply. Those who are currently residing in shelters, transitional housing, and hotels are eligible. Visit

Supplies, Food and Clothing Assistance

Red Cross

  •  Call 800-842-7349 for more information.


River Crossing Ministries

  • Those affected by the McBride Fire can get water and supplies at River Crossing Ministries which is located at 1950 Sudderth Drive.


Gateway Church of Christ Christian Services

  • The charitable arm of Gateway Church of Christ located at 415 Sudderth Drive has food, clothing and supplies for those that have been affected by the McBride Fire.​​

Other Helpful Phone Numbers

Humane Society of Lincoln County (575) 257-9841

Lincoln County Food Bank (575) 257-0682 

Lincoln County Medical Center (575) 257-8200

Lincoln County Sherriff's Office (575) 648-2341

Otero County Electric Coop (800) 548-4660

PNM (888) 342-5766

Red Cross (800) 733-2767

Ruidoso Police Non-Emergency (575) 258-7365

Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce (575) 257-7395

Village of Ruidoso Parks & Rec (575) 257-5030

How You Can Help

The Community Foundation for Lincoln County has created a Shelter Fund which was established to assist members of the community who have experienced hardship due to unforeseen disasters such as fire or flooding. Intended to help those who suddenly find themselves without shelter, funds are generally granted for specific cases of need, and recipients are identified at the discretion of the CFLC Board of Directors on a year-round basis.


















Please consider making a donation to The Community Foundation of Lincoln County. 100% of your donation (less PayPal fees) will stay in Lincoln County, NM and help residents of Lincoln County. You may make checks out to CFLC and mail to PO Box 2750, Ruidoso, NM 88355.


If you would like to apply for funding, click on the button below to download an application, then submit it to and contact one of the CFLC board members (click here for a list) to ensure they are aware of your situation as soon as possible.

Due to the outpouring generosity from the community the Village of Ruidoso is no longer able to accept donations of physical items, food, water, clothing or non-perishables. There's no more room! If you’d like to make a monetary donation or are in need of assistance, please contact the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce at 575-257-7395. They are coordinating information regarding specific accounts and funds to support our community. 

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Sign Up for Emergency Notifications

Have you signed up for your county's reverse 911 system? Sign up now to be notified of emergencies in your area, like evacuations.


Ready, Set, Go! New Mexico

The Ready, Set, Go! Program provides the tools and guidance necessary for local fire departments to deliver the wildland fire safety message to their residents. This new video helps fire departments deliver this message to the Spanish speaking communities they serve. The RSG Program is a three-step process that teaches homeowners to create their own action plan of preparedness; have situational awareness when a fire starts; and to be aware of their local evacuation protocols, knowing that by leaving early in the event of a fire, they play a positive role by significantly increasing the their own safety and that of responding firefighters. Visit their website.

Download Your Personal Wildland Fire Action Guide (English)

Download Your Personal Wildland Fire Action Guide (Spanish)

Have a suggestion for additional resources? Please let us know by emailing

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