AMEXCAN Media Relations
For immediate release
Greenville, NC – Last week the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina, Inc. (AMEXCAN), in collaboration with several other organizations, assembled “COVID Kits” for migrant farmworkers preparing to return to their home of origin.
This effort was in support of the health and welfare of the farmworkers as well as informing them of how important it is to take care of oneself during this pandemic.
Collaborators included H-2A farmworkers, North Carolina Growers Association, Almas Unidas Coordinators, Piedmont Health Services, North Carolina Farmworker Health Program, and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. North Carolina Commerce and the Co-op Extension assisted with distribution. Additional participants included FEMA.
Almas Unidas for the Farmworkers is an initiative that AMEXCAN and collaborators have created to provide various education programs, as well as provide resources and services for farmworkers in Rural Eastern North Carolina. The Almas Unidas initiative also seeks to maintain and foster a close relationship with farmworkers and farmers because they are such an essential and fundamental pillar of the agricultural economy of the state and the nation.
Through this collective effort, “AMEXCAN reaffirms that with mutual collaboration amongst various sectors and integration among different institutions, such as non-profits like AMEXCAN, everything is possible with the right vision,” says Juvencio Rocha-Peralta, Director of AMEXCAN.
For more information on how to connect with AMEXCAN, or AMEXCAN’s services and events please visit www.amexcannc.org.