Hermano (Farmworker) Day (Mar 31, 2019)
Farmworkers from Mexico will soon be arriving in North Carolina to begin their seasonal work. Many lost wages last year due to the devastation of Hurricane Florence. These farmworkers live in remote, isolated labor camps and come here with the bare minimum of possessions. The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry serves men in 47 labor camps about an hour from Cary. The EFwM provides clothing, bedding, food, transportation and medicine. Father Tony Rojas offers a sacramental ministry and spiritual counseling. Loneliness and isolation are common threads in the lives of these men. St. Paul’s is able to help by giving financial assistance and providing necessary work clothes and bedding. This has been a tradition at St Paul’s for over twenty years and the EFwM counts on us…
Please bring donations to church on March 31, 2019 when representatives and the new Director, Lariza Garzon, will join us at St. Paul’s.
The items most urgently needed are:
- Men’s work pants (sizes 24-32)
- Men’s long sleeved shirts (small,medium)
- Men’s socks and underwear (smaller sizes)
- Men’s athletic shoes (smaller sizes)
- Sheets (twins are best)
- Towels, light blankets and pillows
- Dried beans, rice, canned goods
*Clothing and bedding can be new or used..
An alternative is to make a monetary donation with ‘Episcopal Farmworker Ministry’ on the memo line of the check.
Thank you for your generous support of our Farmworker Brothers in Christ…
Click here to read more about Hermano Day at St. Paul’s.
Submitted by Gale Herrman