Local woman raises funds to thank nursing home staff

Coronavirus New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The ongoing pandemic has made it difficult for families to see loved ones living in nursing homes. Now, an Albuquerque woman is saying thank you to the people who have taken care of her mom during the outbreak by giving them a full Thanksgiving dinner.

“This is going to be a really challenging time for everybody, so we want to just do something special that showed our family members and showed the staff working here how much we appreciate them and much we love our family,” said Christine Trujillo.

Trujillo has set up a GoFundMe to raise $2,500 so she could purchase the pre-made meal from Cracker Barrel. “Just to let them know that they’re not forgotten, even though we can’t be here with them,” Trujillo said.

So far, the fundraiser has brought in more than $3,000. The extra money will go towards a Christmas dinner for the facility.

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