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  • Writer's pictureKanani Fong

Fulfilling a vision through the blue door

Updated: Jul 8, 2021

Starting Casa Otra Vez was part of a vision to connect with and support the local community. We've been fortunate to hire many skilled professionals to help us with everything from rebuilding a bathroom, maintaining the roof, to having Southwest Suites effectively manage the property. We're always happy to work with local businesses.

The film and television community has come back in force, and we've been able to be their home-away-from-home. Unlike STR's, our clients stay for most the year. This has given us the leverage to turn our vision to the other part of our mission, which is to support nonprofit organizations in New Mexico that make our community a more vibrant and healthier place to live.

We'd like to pay tribute to the non-profit organizations we support.

A Park Above Is a unique playground in Rio Rancho designed for children and adults of all abilities. Whether it's a swing for kids in a wheelchair, or walkways designed to give easy access for those with mobility challenges, A Park Above is an inclusive playground for the whole family. In memory of educator Andrea Rector.

Food For Love raised over $863k for New Mexico's Food Banks. The event, held on Valentine's Day featured recording artists from across the country, for whom New Mexico was a place they'd played and loved. A wide range from David Bryne and Lyle Lovett, to New Mexico artists Garry Blackchild and Baracutanga, all contribution provided more than 3 million meals in rural and urban areas of the state.

Albuquerque Healthcare For The Homeless alleviates pain and suffering by providing the homeless with access to healthcare for emergencies, mental health care, and chronic conditions. ABQ HCFH provides services for over 7,000 men, women, & children. In memory of Pennies for the Homeless founder, Joseph Saaveddra.

The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico protects more than 1.5 million acres of New Mexico’s forests, rivers and grasslands. Their efforts to engage the community in conservation, will help future generations experience open lands, forests, clean waters, and healthier ecosystems.

Center for Biological Diversity works to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. They do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

Ethos Literacy works to help adults in Bernalillo County learn basic literacy skills of reading and writing to enhance their communication skills, that will carry over into their working and personal lives. Located in Albuquerque, Ethos Literacy also provides workshops and training for

its volunteers.

Albuquerque Youth Symphony provides students with a high quality music education, instills an emotional connection and lifelong passion for music, fosters a diverse community of musicians, and offers outstanding symphonic performance opportunities for students to share their musical gifts with the community. In memory of Professor Emeritus, Roger Y. Anderson, Geology at UNM.

We look forward to connecting with the community more. Wherever you are, we hope you will support non profit organization in your community so that they may continue bringing out the best in everyone they help.

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