The Disaster Relief Fund was established after the flood in 2008. The long-term goal, after assisting in the recovery from the 2008 flood, was to have the fund grow, creating an endowment whereby the principal remained untouched and using the interest only for all future Lincoln County disasters. The advisors to the fund have seen fit to distribute the fund in its entirety, as this summer has proved to be extremely difficult for many families who lost their homes.
The Community Foundation of Lincoln County continues to serve as a type of “United Way” for Lincoln County.
Its vision is to recognize its donors through the award of grants which have the potential to make significant impact on and enrich the quality of life in Lincoln County communities. There is a constant focus to build a Legacy Fund of $1 million in order to grant the income each year to worthy non-profit 501c organizations.
For more information please see www.cfolc.org and contact any director. The group meets monthly at ENMU-Ruidoso.