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   World Vision Brings Hope To Immokalee, Labelle & Mulberry Farmworker Families After Irma
by Redlands Christian Migrant Association
Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 9:06AM EDT

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, a team from World Vision will visit two Redlands Christian Migrant Association sites to provide significant assistance to large families severely affected by Hurricane Irma.

World Vision, a global Christian humanitarian organization, was among the first on scene to help Florida's rural farmworkers after Irma. Like RCMA, it focuses on children.

Here are details:

10 a.m. Wednesday. World Vision will distribute cash cards to 50 families at RCMA’s campus at 4441 Academy Drive in Mulberry, south of Lakeland.

4 p.m. Wednesday. World Vision will give cash cards to 100 families from Immokalee and LaBelle at RCMA’s headquarters building, 402 W. Main St. in Immokalee.

The aid distributions are open to the media, but not the general public.

Families receiving assistance are being selected by RCMA and World Vision based on need after RCMA staff members went door to door after Irma bringing supplies and hot meals. RCMA identified hundreds of families with damaged trailers; most are unlivable.

Since Sept. 11, World Vision has distributed food, water, non-food items (tarps, hygiene and sanitation supplies, bedding, etc.) as well as hot meals to nearly 20,000 hurricane victims in South Florida.

“World Vision has been generous and effective in Immokalee since Irma hit,” said Gayane Stepanian, RCMA’s executive director. “They have been a godsend to many, many low-income families.”

Source: Redlands Christian Migrant Association

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