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Items Collected for To'Hajiilee Provide Nearly Three Tons of Relief for Those in Need

City launches Bright Spots Dashboard to track stories, share good work the community is doing

April 29, 2020

With the continued outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in New Mexico, the community, in true One Albuquerque fashion, stepped up to provide basic necessities hard to come by for many in To'Hajiilee. The To’Hajiilee Navajo Chapter reached out to the City earlier this month requesting support during this public health emergency. The community-wide effort to support this neighboring community is just one of hundreds of ways people all across the City are stepping up to help one another get through the pandemic.

Donations collected at the City’s Department of Senior Affairs and Albuquerque Police Department substations resulted in 5,834 pounds of non-perishable food, hygiene products, paper goods, and cleaning supplies. The items were carefully collected, inventoried, and delivered to the citizens of To'Hajiilee.

“When asked to jump into action to help our tribal neighbors in To’Hajiilee, Albuquerque stepped up to prove we’re in this together while staying apart,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Even when times are tough, we remain One Albuquerque, One New Mexico.”

The City recently launched the Albuquerque Data Hub which includes important COVID-19 real-time updates. To tell more stories about efforts in the community to support one another, this platform has now been expanded to include a Bright Spots Dashboard. The dashboard will include additional data related to the good work happening around our city. You can read more about Albuquerque’s bright spots like this one at https://coronavirus-response-albuquerque-cabq.hub.arcgis.com/.

For more information on City services and how you can help, visit www.cabq.gov. Further donations for To-Hajiilee can be dropped off at the Department of Senior Affairs Social Services office located at 1620 1st NW Monday through Friday, as well as APD substations. Donations for seniors in Albuquerque are also accepted at these locations. If possible, please mark your donation “To’Hajiilee” or “Seniors” to designate where it should go.

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Emergencies challenge the delivery and management of emergency public information, warning and emergency protective action notifications. The Albuquerque Joint Information Center (JIC) functions as a coordinated Albuquerque Metro Area public information system that will gather and analyze data related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New Mexico and serve as a source of accurate and comprehensive information.