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Monetary donations are no longer being accepted through the Sherman Community Foundation to support travelers at the shelters set up by the community of Deming in Luna County, NM. You can still support the shelter by donating goods and shipping them to one of the churches listed, and volunteering!

Click on the Current Donation of Goods Needed image for a downloadable pdf. This list is updated by local volunteer coordinators in consultation with the City and County. Please call tel. 575-201-3953 if your questions are not answered here.

To volunteer onsite, please fill out the Volunteer form which can be found online here:

Thank you. If you aren't told enough, thank you. Be patient, we need you.

We also ask all volunteers and medical personnel, to register with the NM Medical Reserve Corps so that we can better utilize your skills.


Update June 9, 2019. The Deming Relief Facilities have been quickly organized by the support of local government, businesses, community and people like you! The Sherman Community Foundation was there from the initial stages and created this website to accommodate the immediate need for an online venue to collect financial donations from out of the area. This website was built and promoted by one of those volunteers--Kalyn Blazak. She did a lot of heavy lifting; by June 14, 2019 over $26,000.00 will have been raised and transferred to the City of Deming and the Luna County government in support of the Refugee Relief Project.

Kalyn has asked to step down to pursue other opportunities working in close connection with the City and County Refugee Relief Project. We are pleased and happy for her and that her immense skills have been recognized and will be brought to bear in direct support of the Deming and Luna County refugee relief effort.

Thank you Kalyn!

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