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Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 5:45pm
SOCORRO (KDBC) — Federal help may be on its way to Socorro residents, the city government will make an official request for help to deal with the disaster that came after the storm.
Maria Snowden has lived in Socorro since 1985; her home was completely destroyed and buried under the mud after Thursday’s storm.
“I wasn’t able to rescue anything, I had a trailer where I would sell tacos, Mexican food and all of it got buried in the mud where I’m I going to work to feed my children“ Snowden said.
Many residents like Maria are dealing with similar situations, the Red Cross and the city united to help with immediate needs and continue to offer shelter until tomorrow.
“we are for sure staying open until tomorrow and it will depend on the needs of the community how much longer we keep the shelter open, we are working with our partners also to assist the families with continued help that they might need for their homes“ Red Cross supervisor Maria Chavez said.
Maria says that she basically lost everything after the storm and is now afraid of what's next for her and her family
“I don’t know what to do because I don’t have a place to take my children, I thank the red cross because they’re helping us right now but what about after this what I’m I going to do, where will I take my kids“ Snowden added.
City representative Maria Reyes says the city is doing what they can but the funds and equipment are needed that's why the municipality will request relief funds from FEMA.
"don't give up on us, this is a new council we are working together, we are trying to address as many as we can because people don't see us, they think we are not doing anything on the contrary we are trying to do as much as possible with the resources that we do have" Rep. Reyes said.
"I just need help please to get out of all this, that's the only thing I ask" Snowden concluded.
If you wish to help out the Snowden family you can make a donation call 915-412-4156
To make a donation to the Red Cross visit www.redcross.org