CALL FOR HELP for Florida Farm Workers Affected by Flooding

Due to flooding during the Memorial Day week, farm workers in our east coast area of Florida have been left without work. This is creating a hardship situation for both workers and their families. These families will not be covered under FEMA aid, which will only help families and businesses directly affected by flooding waters in Voluisa County.

Workers live or work in: Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia counties
Crops affected: cucumbers, melons, potatoes
Human impact: workers earnings are as low as $100/week or no income
Needs: food and money for bills – electric or rent

These families need help.

Please let us know of any groups or organizations that may be able to help in providing any of these needs. The Farmworker Association Office in Pierson has offered its facilities to be a distribution point for meeting these needs. They are located at 111 Fountain Drive in Pierson, FL. Their local director is Marcos Crisanto tel. (386) 749-9826. Locally trained and Spanish speaking C.E.R.T. teams are available to assist in distribution of information or goods

To assist farm worker families, you can also send monetary gifts, fully tax-deductible, to:

National Farm Worker Ministry
PO Box 1589
Deland, FL 32721
Please, write “Florida Disaster Relief” in the memo line

For further information, contact Bert Perry, NFWM Florida at or 386-748-2589

Your response is greatly appreciated.

From the Community Disaster Response Group is an entity formed to help their rural community to be better prepared and able to respond to area disasters. Its members include the following local organizations and individuals: Alianza de Mujeres Activas, Farmworker Association of Florida, Hispanos Unidos de America, National Farmworker Ministry, C.E.R.T. trained and other volunteers.

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