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“As an owner of a plant nursery, I have employed several Hispanic farmworkers over the past several years. They are hard-working individuals who come to the United States with virtually only the clothes on their backs, looking for a better life for their families. Some of my employees have benefitted greatly from the Episcopal Farmworkers Ministry in Newton Grove - mainly by getting free or reduced medical and dental care. My children grew up working alongside these workers and also understand the sacrifices that they have made to be in this country. In fact, this is one of the reasons that my daughter majored in Spanish and wants to be a doctor. This is a ministry that we can relate to as a family.” - Jill Allen, Grace Member.

Grace Episcopal collects clothing, toiletries and other items during the season of Lent to support the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry. The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry serves farm workers in eastern North Carolina. Farm workers frequently live and work in substandard conditions.  This ministry makes life for the farm workers more bearable and transforms those who get to know them.  The church also participates wth two other Episcopal congregations to provide nutritional education and games for chidren in an encampment.

Contact Marla Dalton for more information or to become involved in this ministry that serves those who put the food on our tables.

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