PNM Presents American Red Cross with Check for Flood Relief

(Las Vegas, N.M.) – PNM proudly announces its support of the American Red Cross in disaster relief efforts after damaging floods.

In September, seven PNM employees helped the American Red Cross in Las Vegas assess property damage caused by heavy rains and flooding.

These employees, who usually spend their time working on power lines, were trained in damage assessment and are now able to step up to assist the community in the event of another disaster.

Once the assessment was complete, it became apparent that financial help was needed to help the American Red Cross continue their relief efforts and get residents back into their homes.

PNM will be presenting a $5,000 check to the American Red Cross on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.

“Our employees are honored to be able to lend a hand during a time of crisis. This is the community they work and live in,” said Mark Martinez, manager, PNM Northern Operations. “PNM is proud to be a part of the disaster relief and is encouraged and inspired by the great work of the American Red Cross."

With headquarters in Albuquerque, PNM is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico, serving 500,000 customers in dozens of communities across the state. PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an energy holding company also headquartered in Albuquerque. For more information, visit PNM.com.

The Red Cross depends on the generosity of the American people to fulfill our mission. To help the Red Cross continue to save lives, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief Fund by calling 1-800-560-2302. Contributions to the Local Disaster Relief Fund may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Mexico by mail: American Red Cross in New Mexico, 7445 Pan American West Fwy. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 or made online atwww.redcross.org/newmexico. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or visit us on Twitter @RedCross.

Media Contact:

  • American Red Cross in NM: Beverly L. Allen, Communications Coordinator, (505) 220 3097
  • PNM: Ryan Baca, (505) 720-0593