Hurricane Relief Fund Launched for Florida Farmworkers
[updated Sept. 28, 3:30 p.m.]
South Florida’s farmworker families are suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The storm has disrupted early-season field work and left many without jobs, homeless, and running out of money needed to support their families.
The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) is raising funds to help the Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) to provide immediate basic living essentials and temporary housing needs to farmworker families. The goal is to raise $100,000 for RCMA.
During the recent FFVA Annual Convention, Monsanto donated $50,000 to the fund. In addition, Ag First, CoBank, and Florida Farm Credit jointly donated $15,000 during the convention.
To learn more and make a donation, visit the Florida Specialty Crop Foundation’s support page.