Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Brethren Volunteers Tour South Apopka and Learn About Farmworkers and Environmental Justice

Community service and the commitment to serve others is a corner stone to a just society.  The Farmworker Association of Florida was honored to host young members of the Church of the Brethren who are about to embark on a year of service.  Whether it is working with children, the hungry, or the homeless, these young people clearly demonstrate a meaningful path in life.

On February 1, 2012, the Church of the Brethren joined the Farmworker Association of Florida by being immersed in the community.  Visiting the former farmlands of Lake Apopka on a toxic tour and meeting with the creator of the Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilts, Linda Lee, the group was able to get a deeper understanding of what it means to be a farmworker and live in a rural community. 

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