Migrant Worker Hygiene Kit
This year the parish again offers the opportunity during Lent to collect hygiene items for farmworkers in our community. Every spring, an estimated 150,000 farmworkers pour into North Carolina to harvest cucumbers, tobacco, apples, sweet potatoes, green peppers, and Christmas trees. At the height of the growing season, farm workers often work 12-14 hours a day in the hot sun with few breaks, and the average farmworker earns less than $11,000 a year. Would you be able to feed and support your family for that? This weekend you can pick up a plastic bag and a list of items needed for each kit in the gathering space. Please return the bag/s to the barrels in the gathering space no later than Sunday, March 26.