In this episode, hear from people who are creating resources and helping out in their communities. Longtime organizer Selinda Guerrero talks about all of the people working together on the Mutual Aid network, providing food and other necessities to folks that many government efforts don't reach. Rebecca Jones talks about the grassroots Navajo and Hopi COVID-19 relief project started by Ethel Branch. Szu-Han Ho and Miriam Langer are two N.M. college art instructors mobilizing a network of people to sew reliable masks for folks in the state. Plus, Gilbert Ramírez, deputy director of the city's Health Programs, tells us about the rent relief fund.
And a news update: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is calling for 248-bed Army hospital in Albuquerque. She's saying the disease could overwhelm our hospitals by early April.
(This podcast is a journalistic endeavor, covering the New Mexico government. Our goal is to hold elected officials accountable, increase awareness and make the inner workings of state government more accessible to all New Mexicans. It is a collaboration between New Mexico PBS, KUNM radio and the Santa Fe Reporter. Funding for the project comes from the Thornburg Foundation and the New Mexico Local News Fund.)