Florida – Financial Assistance to Farmworkers in the Homestead Area – NGO: We Count
The Coronavirus pandemic has significantly affected farm workers in the Homestead, Florida area. Many of these workers are undocumented immigrants who do not have access to government benefits and have lost their jobs due to the crisis caused by the pandemic.
The $ 3,000 donation from the Association of Retirees will be complemented by another $ 2,000 donation from the NGO Florida Immigrant Coalition. From the $ 5,000 a total of 20 families will receive $ 250 each to cover their basic needs including rent, electricity, water, food, medicine, etc.
The We Count organization will be the project’s executing agency and will be in charge of supervising the project. The project was approved by the Board of the Association of Retirees on July 8, 2020 and the funds were disbursed on July 20.