Farmworkers from Mexico will soon be arriving on farms located just an hour from Cary. These men live in remote labor camps and arrive with the barest of necessities. The Coronavirus has added to the long list of issues that farmworkers already face: sub poverty wages, substandard housing, and isolation from family and friends. The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry visits the men in 100 labor camps, bringing them much needed supplies, support and vital information. You can help by making a monetary donation to the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry. Please send a check to St. Paul’s with Episcopal Farmworker Ministry on the memo line or go to episcopalfarmworkerministry.org/donate. Alternatively, you could bring donations for the men in the labor camps to church on March 27, 2022.
Representatives from the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry will be here with us at St. Paul’s on Sunday, March 27 to speak about their work and collect our donations. Items needed for the men in the camps:
- men’s long sleeved shirts (S,M,L)
- men’s pants (sizes 30-34)
- men’s athletic shoes and socks (sizes 7-10)
- men’s underwear (S,M,L,)
- bandanas and baseball caps
- bath towels
- twin sheets
- hygiene products (shampoo, body wash, dental floss, sunscreen, toothbrushes, toothpaste)
- insect repellent
(Clothing and bedding can be new or used.)
Food items are also needed:
- Maseca flour
- vegetable oil
- instant coffee
- rice and beans
- granola bars and protein bars
- dried fruit
- laundry detergent and bleach
Please bring these items to church on Sunday, March 27, 2022. If you attend church virtually, you may bring them on an earlier date. There will be two early collection days: Saturday, March 19, 2022 and Saturday, March 26, 2022 between 10:00 and 12:00 noon. If you cannot make those dates, please leave items in bins off the Narthex the week of March 21 only. Thank you very much for your continued support of the farmworkers.
To learn more about the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry, watch this informative video here.
Please email Gale Herrman at email@example.com if you have any questions.Tags: Episcopal Farmworker's ministry