Hermano (Farmworker) Day (Apr 10)
Sunday, April 10 is “Hermano Day” at St. Paul’s. Please welcome Juan Carabana, the Co-Director of the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry. He will be here to tell us about the work of the ministry as well as collect our donations.
Soon, farmworkers from Mexico will journey to North Carolina to work on farms, located an hour from Cary. The men will live in remote and isolated labor camps and have only the barest of necessities. The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry serves men in 47 labor camps by providing them with a Sacramental Ministry, clothing, bedding, food and medicine. St. Paul’s helps by donating work clothes and bedding and by offering financial support. On Sunday, April 10, a representative from the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry will be here to tell us about the work being done to help our farmworker brothers in Christ. Please bring your donations to church that day.
The items most urgently needed are:
- Men’s work pants (sizes 24, 26, 28, 30 and 32)
- Men’s long sleeved shirts (smaller sizes)
- Men’s underwear (small or medium)
- Towels, light blankets, pillows
- Dried beans, rice, tortillas
- Men’s socks and athletic shoes- (smaller sizes)
- Men’s t-shirts – (smaller sizes)
- Sheets (twins are best)
Items can be new or used. An excellent alternative is to make a monetary donation earmarked for either a Welcome Kit or a Shower Kit. Please use the memo part of your check for this. A Welcome Kit ($75.00) provides a farmworker with a Shower Kit plus 3 pairs of used work pants, 3 shirts, a towel, a blanket, sheets and a pillow. A Shower Kit ($25.00) will provide a farmworker with a kit containing shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, a washcloth, Bengay, Benadryl, and Ibuprofen.