Thursday, January 24, 2013

Joy Junction Needs Our Help!

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Joy Junction, New Mexico's largest emergency homeless shelter, has an unexpected challenge with its laundry needs after a weekend fire destroyed its laundry room.

The burned area housed machines used for doing the shelter's "house" laundry. That's sheets and blankets used for the as many as 118 overnight guests who make use of Joy Junction's services on a daily basis.

With two sheets and a blanket provided for each person, on average that adds up to about 236 sheets and 118 blankets washed each night.

Tuesday afternoon a couple of local hotels reached out to Joy Junction with a helping hand. For a few weeks, Albuquerque's Residence Inn North and the Baymont Inn and Suites will allow Joy Junction use of their commercial washers and dryers as the shelter works on coming up with a permanent solution. The hotels will alternate use of their facilities.

Joy Junction Founder and CEO Dr. Jeremy Reynalds said, "I am so grateful to the managers of these two hotels. What a blessing to have members of the business community reach out in this way."

Reynalds said, "This is, of course, a temporary solution. We still need to work on a new building and commercial washers and dryers. I am hoping the community will reach out in the same generous fashion that has allowed us to help the homeless here for more than 26 years."

Joy Junction houses as many as 300 people nightly, and feeds as many as 16,000 meals a month between its South Valley shelter and its mobile feeding unit The Lifeline of Hope.

For more information go to or call (505) 217-9586.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Lobos and Eagle 98 in Las Vegas -March 13-16

LOBO FANS, Tixs for Kids is now booking for its 4th Annual Mountain West Tournament Fundraiser Trip to Vegas March 13-16 . Package includes Roundtrip Bus Transportation on a Luxury Bus from Paradise Tours and a 3 night stay at Circus Circus for ONLY $250 per person(Double Occupancy) $300 Single. We will be leaving at midnight on March 13th and should arrive in Las Vegas around 9:00AM on March 13th. Circus Circus will have our rooms ready for us when we arrive. We expect our Lobos to win the Championship Game and we will leave shortly after the game on Saturday Afternoon. Our trips are a blast and have received a lot of Media Attention from all 3 Local News Stations when we left Albuquerque. Circus Circus is the perfect place to make this a Good Family Vacation and get out to Support our Lobos. Invite your friends and family to join you in Las Vegas and be part of our group of Lobo Fans this year in Las Vegas and watch Our Lobos bring the Mountain West Championship back to New Mexico AGAIN!. Help us make this trip even bigger than last year for Tixs for Kids and print out a few of the attached Fliers and put it either at your work or any place you think other Lobo Fans would see. Thank You again for Your Support. Package Options: "I Bleed Cherry and Silver"- Bus Ride, 3 Night Hotel Stay, 1 "I Bleed Cherry and Silver" T-Shirt, Game Transportation... $275 per person BOOK BY JANUARY 31 and save $25 "Louie and Lucy Package"- Bus Ride, 3 Night Hotel Stay, Game Transportation....$250 Per Person Double Occupancy BOOK BY JANUARY 31 and save $25 "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas" Single Occupant Bus Ride, 3 Night Hotel Stay, Game Transportation....$300 Per Person BOOK BY JANUARY 31 and save $25 "Viva Las Vegas"- Bus Ride Only... $150 Per Person "We Are New Mexico" Stay Wed, Thurs, Fri Night at Circus Circus with our group of New Mexico Lobo Fans and Game Transportation...$200 per Room for the 3 nights To Reserve Your Seat Today, Call Bobby Aragon 980-4579