United Farm Workers offers some aid
In the midst of the fires, the United Farm Workers Foundation is securing and distributing over 50,000 N95 masks to farmworkers across the state. N95 masks —already in short supply due to the coronavirus pandemic — are the only masks strong enough to filter PM2.5 particles caused by the wildfires. On August 30th, The Port of Los Angeles and CMA CGM Group donated an additional 75,000 respiratory face masks to UFW.
Founded in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Gilbert Padilla, and other early organizers, the United Farm Workers of America is the nation’s first enduring and largest farmworkers union. The union organizes and champions legislation and reforms for farmworkers in major agricultural regions such as California and Oregon.
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