Western Sky Community Care Donates $15,000 for Rental Assistance and Food

Donation also included care package items for seniors

May 19, 2020

Western Sky Community Care donated $15,000 to the City’s rental assistance program and to help purchase food for families in need during the coronavirus outbreak in New Mexico. In addition, they donated items to create 500 care packages for seniors.

“I am so grateful to see our community stepping up in big ways to support those who need it most,” said Mayor Tim Keller.  “A huge thanks to Western Sky for coming through to help us continue to provide lifelines to families who need it.”

“We are pleased to support these programs that help the Albuquerque community,” said Tony Hernandez, President and CEO of Western Sky. “By providing food, shelter, and daily essentials during these trying times, the City is giving our residents comfort and hope.”

The $15,000 donation made by Western Sky Community Care went to Family and Community Services. $10,000 will be used to help those who need rental assistance and $5,000 will be used to purchase food boxes that are distributed through the department’s Health and Social Service Centers.

The items donated for seniors include body lotion, alcohol pads for diabetics, facial tissues, and laundry detergent, among others. The care packages will be delivered through the Department of Senior Affairs to seniors who need them. For more information on Senior Affairs services, call the Senior Information Line at 505-764-6400 or visit

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About Western Sky Community Care:  Established to deliver quality healthcare in the state of New Mexico through local, regional and community-based resources, Western Sky Community Care is a Managed Care Organization and subsidiary of Centene Corporation. Western Sky Community Care exists to improve the health of its beneficiaries through focused, compassionate and coordinated care. Their approach is based on the core belief that quality healthcare is best delivered locally. For more information, visit

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