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Chief Master Sargeant (Retired) Bobby Ehrig is the Chief Executive Officer of the  New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers (VIC). The VIC strives to meet the varying needs of Veterans and their families by offering a wide range of services designed to help provide care specific to each situation. For more information see the website for the New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers.

Holly Slade is the Co-Owner of Dave Slade and Associates Realtors, and the Founder of Feed New Mexico Kids. The Motto of Feed New Mexico Kids is “TOGETHER WE CAN END CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN NEW MEXICO. ” The ministry continues to work closely with the Albuquerque Public Schools, and schools in Bernalillo, Valencia, and Sandoval counties.  According to Holly, seven church partners are now providing snack packs for approximately 30% of the students that need help. The other 70%  of food insecure students still need food on the weekends.  If your business or your church would like to partner with Feed New Mexico Kids please go to their website to see how you can help. Think about this, ” As few as 15 more churches working to provide food for students could solve the problem in Bernalillo, Valencia, and Sandoval Counties!”

Scott is the Chief Operations Officer for the Pitre Auto Group which includes Pitre Buick GMC and Pitre Kia in Albuquerque. Pitre Auto Group is a sponsor of programming on KNKT Radio. On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that all “non-essential” businesses be closed. Scott explains the impact this order is having on his employees and his dealerships.  The service side of the dealerships are still open for business according to Scott, but new and used car sales are closed based on this order. If you need service to your vehicle please contact the Pitre Auto Group at (505) 898-1333. Scott is actively working with other dealerships, and the New Mexico Car Dealers Association to ask the Governor to categorize car dealerships as “essential business.” In the meantime, Scott asks our listeners to shop online at Pitre Buick GMC and Pitre Kia in Albuquerque.

Pitre Buick GMC is located at 9737 Eagle Ranch Rd. NW, in Albuquerque. SW Corner of Coors By-pass and Eagle Ranch next to Costco. 505-898-1333. Pitre Kia is located at 9640 Eagle Ranch Rd. NW, Albuquerque. 877-887-1633.

Tim Fuller is a Producer for KNKT and Star-88 Radio. He is also a college student at the University of New Mexico. Tim explains some of the challenges college students are facing in these uncertain times, and he offers some encouragement. Jim also asks the question, “What have we learned this week on ABQ Connect?”

Jeremiah Bitsui is a Christian Native American actor, known for playing a less than savory character, Victor, in the AMC series Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad.  He is also known for his work as Eagle Flies in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2. Jeremiah enjoys playing a “bad guy,” on television, and then getting back to “real life” with his wife and daughter. You can connect with Jeremiah on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jeremiah.bitsui/.

Sarah is the owner and founder of High Desert Hospice in Albuquerque. She joins ABQ Connect today to let us know that High Desert Hospice is open for business to support people during this difficult time.  Her team is well equipped and committed to providing the best in-home hospice care during and after the COVID-19 Corona Virus Pandemic. For information call 505-585-2603 or go to High Desert Hospice on the web.

Amanda is the Women’s Program Director for Steelbridge Transformation Center in Albuquerque. She is joined on the program today by residents Chez and Deserae Bradford. Steelbridge offers a program that incorporates counseling, behavioral health services, and spiritual guidance. Their goal is to break the cycle of poverty, addiction, and trauma.  Amanda appeals to our listeners to come alongside Steelbridge to volunteer, and support the ministry financially.  Your heart will be touched listening to Chez and Deserae share their journey from addiction and homelessness to hope!  For more information about Steelbridge go to https://www.mysteelbridge.org/.

Dr. Peercy is the President of the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Board of Directors. Brian Alarid is the President of America Prays. The Albuquerque Public Schools is working to provide Resources for Learning at Home as our community fights the COVID-19 Corona Virus pandemic, https://www.aps.edu/news/coronavirus/at-home-educational-resources-for-families.

The APS team of dedicated teachers, food service employees,  and administrators are going above the call of duty to also help provide “Grab and Go Meals” for students and their families. For more information about services provided by APS while schools are closed please go to https://www.aps.edu/.

Brian Alarid is the President of New Mexico prays. He is a frequent contributor to ABQ Connect. Brian encourages our listeners to trust God in this difficult time, He also asks all of us to be generous and give to a charity like Feed New Mexico Kids to make sure everyone has food during this difficult time.  For information about New Mexico Prays go to https://www.americaprays.org/newmexico/.



Brian Cochran is a Certified Financial Planner with John Moore Associates.  He joins the program today in the middle of one of the most volatile financial markets of all time. My favorite quote from him today among many is, “Time in the market is more important than timing the market.” He shares with us five principals for investing in a down market.  I was also encouraged when he challenged our listeners with this statement, “What a time to trust God, assess priorities, spend extra time with family, and be generous to people in need.” For more information about investing go to https://www.johnmoore.com/.

Daniel McCabe is an Assistant Pastor with Legacy Church https://www.legacychurchnm.com/. As we are all faced with uncertainty in our lives today because of the Corona Virus, Daniel assures our listeners that Legacy Church is ready to help.  The Church is now distributing “Care Packages” to people in need. Services are now streaming live online. Volunteers are manning the phones at 505-831-0961. The outreach ministries of Legacy Church, which include Steelbridge, Expect a Miracle, and Feed New Mexico Kids, are running full speed ahead.