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Donor Spotlight – Judith Howard


Thank you, Judith Howard for donating bags, robes and socks to the residents of The Nest. Her recent donation is one of several she has made over the years. “I have always donated since The Nest opened,” Howard said. “I thoroughly believe in the work that The Nest does.” Thanks, Judith…you are appreciated!  

Family Comes First at The Nest


The Nest is a safe place for women and children. Employees of the Nest, as well as their families, offer constant support to the shelter, making the atmosphere feel like home to the residents. “My husband Kevin has helped at the Nest on several occasions,” Shelter Supervisor June Shaughnessy said. “Most recently, he and a…

Lobos Support The Nest

Winners Circle

Each year, the University of New Mexico’s football team spends eleven nights in the cool Ruidoso pines. “It is a good place to practice,” Lobos coach Brian Despain said. “We come for our fall camp, which is our preseason practice time.” The team practices at the White Mountain complex. While staying at the Lodge of…

Donor Spotlight – Araya Aragon


This weeks’ donation spotlight is not from a business, but from five year-old girl named Araya Aragon and her grandmother! Aragon, who lives in Farmington, stopped by The Nest while visiting her grandmother in Ruidoso.  She stopped by to donate toys for the children of the Nest. Her grandmother also donated six bags of new…

A HEALing Partnership


A HEALing Partnership The Nest and the Ruidoso Fire Department have a long-established working relationship that is based on trust. The bond of trust between the two organizations is due to the friendship between HEALs’ executive director Coleen Widell, and the Ruidoso Fire Department chief, Harlan Vincent. “We trust each other and our trust trickles…

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