The Dona Ana red cross must be assisting since it was a "joke" when the supposed local Alamogordo-otero county red cross assisted at the civic center when people were freezing this past winter due to the gas company cutting off our gas. Some decided to freeze in their own homes instead of going to the civic center where people were told to take their own blankets, etc., with no real provision for such a situation. The red cross had an very old van with a trailer big enough for a motorcycle
sitting out back of the civic center. The lack of providing citizens with what is needed in such a situation is why few took advantage of the civic center. I hope the people from the mountains are doing better than many in Alamogordo and areas around did during the bitter winter without gas emergency since they have the help of the Dona Ana Red Cross and their own community services. Our prayers go out to them.