Heinrich, Luján Staff To Hold Mobile Office Hours In Glorieta, Provide Information On Federal Disaster Assistance For Fire-Impacted New Mexicans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Tomorrow, Thursday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. MT the staff of U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Senator Ben Ray Lujan’s (D-N.M.) will hold Mobile Office Hours at the Glorieta Conference Center to provide direct assistance to New Mexicans who have been impacted by fires. 

Senators Heinrich and Luján’s staff will be on hand with information on accessing federal disaster assistance and recovery of federal documents.

Glorieta Mobile Office Hours – Thursday, May 12, 2022

WHO: 

  • U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s Staff
  • U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján’s Staff

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. MT

WHERE: Glorieta Conference Center, 11 NM-50, Glorieta, N.M. 87535

Constituents who are not able to attend Mobile Office Hours can visit the Helping You section of Senator Heinrich's online office at www.Heinrich.Senate.Gov, or Senator Luján’s online office at www.Luján.Senate.Gov. For additional information, please contact Senator Heinrich’s Albuquerque Office at (505) 346-6601 or Senator Luján’s Washington, D.C. office at (202)-224-6621.

With the President’s Major Disaster Declaration, critical help is now available for New Mexicans who have been impacted by wildfires. Individuals in Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel, and Valencia Counties who have experienced losses from these wildfires can begin applying today with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) the following ways:

  • Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
  • Call the application phone number at 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. MT.

When you apply for assistance, have the following information readily available:

  • A current phone number where you can be contacted
  • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying
  • Your Social Security number, if available
  • A general list of damage and losses
  • If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name

Listen for instructions from local officials to tell you it’s safe to return home. If it is safe to do so, start cleaning up now. Take photos to document damage and begin cleanup and repairs to prevent further damage. Remember to keep receipts from all purchases related to cleanup and repair.

Disaster assistance may include financial help with temporary lodging and home repairs along with other programs to assist families recovering from effects of the event.