Charity director resigns position

William Thompson Bea Laredo, director of La Casa de La Hope food and clothing bank since April of this year, has resigned. In a Dec. 21 letter to the president and business manager of the food bank’s board of directors, Laredo said she was resigning due to the board’s recent restructuring. “Due to the restructure [...]

Homeless man finds hope after rescue

William Thompson A man who had given up on life was found on a ranch near San Jon in May. Eugene Davidson, of California, was found after 21 days of sleeping outdoors with little or no food. Rancher Paul Gibson and helper Trey Rusk found the man clinging to life. Gibson and Rusk were alerted [...]

Advent lunches held for local food bank

TV Hagenah Three more Advent Lunches exist to help raise funds for La Casa de la Hope. The churches that remain are the First Assembly of God on Monroe Street on Wednesday, Dec. 8, the Center Street Methodist Church on Center Street on Wednesday, Dec. 15 and finally the First Christian Church on Fourth Street [...]

Items stolen from local charity

William Thompson Tucumcari residents routinely drop off large amounts of clothing and other items in front of La Casa de La Hope food and clothing bank on South First Street. Bea Laredo, La Casa’s director, said certain greedy individuals have been coming by and stealing those donated clothes. “Several people have told me they dropped [...]

Charity seeks volunteers

William Thompson “One day this summer we had as many as 30 people come in asking for food,” said Bea Laredo, director of Casa de La Hope. “Sometimes we have entire pickup truck loads of donated clothes sitting outside our doors needing to be sorted and put on the racks.” Laredo said she needs volunteers [...]