Thank you to everyone who joined us last Thursday night at Angry Orchard for Honoring The Hands. More than 100 guests (plus quite a few little ones) joined us for lawn games, pizza, s’mores roasting and cider tasting to help us honor Minkus Family Farms and Wallkill Valley Health Coalition for their work to ensure the health of our communities. The event raised more than $33,000 for Sun River Health’s Agricultural Workers’ Health Fund.
Sun River Health sees more than 10,000 Agricultural Workers and their families each year. The focus of this year’s event was caring for agricultural workers and their families, both in terms of their everchanging medical needs, and educational and enrichment opportunities that they may not otherwise experience. For farmworker families, summer months pose an added challenge with regard to their children. The long workday of farmworkers results in a critical need for a safe place for children to spend their days – we are proud to partner with the Warwick Area Farmworker Organization which focuses on this need through their Dulce Esperanza summer program.
To view photos from the event, please visit our Honoring The Hands Facebook Album https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.629632459208472&type=3
You can still help support our Agricultural Worker’s Health Fund with a purchase of an item off our Giving Tree
Link for giving tree