A small business is helping New Mexicans hampered by the government shutdown.
The owner of Tiara’s Hair Salon on Juan Tabo started collecting donations, food, toilet paper, and other essentials.
She says her salon has become a mini-mart now that her clients and other community members have also stepped up to help.
“I just find it unfair to the employees that are not being paid, and they have families that they have to feed. It’s not fair if you were a Republican or Democrat, you shouldn’t be affected when it comes to your pay,” owner Tiara Garcia said.
The salon near Indian School will be accepting donations until the government reopens, and handing them out to those who need them.