To the editor:
Help End Abuse for Life (HEAL) is so proud and humbled by the amazing generosity of Lincoln County citizens and businesses.
First we saw the outpouring of donations following the Little Bear Fire which allowed Sweet Charity to provide free clothing, bedding, shoes and other essentials to those who were displaced or whose homes were destroyed.
Individuals and businesses alike provided such a volume of donations that Sweet Charity was able to send eight truck loads of clothing and six beds to the Recovery Center once it was opened.
One would think that after such generosity people and businesses would be tapped out. But only two short months later, HEAL was once again blessed by the spirit of giving and support which characterizes the businesses and people of Lincoln County.
The Deacon Bob Racicot Open in August provided an opportunity for local businesses to sponsor a hole at HEAL’s annual charity golf tournament. The event is one of HEAL’s three signature events each year.
The funds raised go to support the Nest Domestic Violence Shelter in Ruidoso Downs.
The Golf Committee knew the timing was “off” but the following organizations and businesses stepped up to the plate to sponsor a banner on each tee box: ACE Village Hardware, Brunell’s, Coyote Howling, Dan Austin – CPA, First Alarm & Security, Fusion Medical Spa, Golden Yarn, Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub, Grill Caliente, Josie’s Framery, LaGrone Funeral Chapel, Miss New Mexico, Mountain Annie’s, Ronnie Hemphill – CPA, Ruidoso Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, Sierra Blanca Collision Center, Sierra Blanca Motors, Windstream Communications and Zia Natural Gas Compan
Over 40 wonderful, silent auction items were also donated by many other businesses, local golf courses including the Links at Sierra Blanca, Cree Meadows, Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club and Rainmakers Golf Club and several artists.
On behalf of HEAL and the women and children we serve, thank you!
HEAL Board president