There are 2-3 million farmworkers who put themselves at risk by continuing to pick, pack and plant the fruits and vegetables that families across America are depending on more than ever amid the COVID-19 crisis. Not only do farmworkers labor shoulder-to-shoulder with each other, they also can inhale pesticides or field dust, which can trigger asthma attacks and other serious respiratory problems--all of which puts them at an even greater risk during the coronavirus pandemic.
As a part of this efforts, The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) took the initiative to create this fundraising campaign, on behalf of HHF network, which is made up of thousands of individual willing to support the initiative. The funds will be transferred to the Farmworker Pandemic Relief Fund.
Fashion Designer Mario De La Torre has teamed up with Justice for Migrant Women, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and National Center for Farmworker Health by launching a campaign in support of farmworkers toiling in agricultural jobs across America during COVID-19 crisis titled #Masks4Farmworkers.