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Hermano (Farmworker) Day (Mar 26, 2017)

HERMANO DAY  (Farmworker Day) Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thank you for your generous response in helping the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry after it was flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.   Things are slowly returning to normal at the EFwM and they are now preparing for the arrival of H2A farmworkers from Mexico.

These farmworkers will live in remote and isolated labor camps and come here with only the barest of necessities.   St. Paul’s has helped for almost twenty years by providing these men with work clothes, bedding and food.  Financial donations to the ministry are also most welcome.

On Sunday, March 26,  representatives 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 24-32)
  • Men’s socks and athletic shoes (small sizes)
  • Men’s long-sleeves shirts (small sizes)
  • Men’s underwear and t-shirts (small sizes)
  • Sheets (twins are best)
  • Towels, light blankets, bedding
  • Dried or canned beans, rice, fruit.

(Donated 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 and make the check out to the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry.  A Shower Kit ( $25.00) will provide a farmworker with shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, a wash cloth, Bengay, Benadryl and Ibuprofen.   A Welcome Kit ($75.00) provides a Shower Kit plus three pairs of used work pants, three used shirts, a towel, a blanket, sheets and a pillow.

Thank you for your continued support of this ministry…

Click here to read more about Hermano Day at St. Paul’s.