NAPA, CA (September 21, 2020) – The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation, with support from the Napa Valley community, has supplied 2,500 Napa County farmworkers with COVID-19 Health & Safety Kits.
Each kit included a 24-ounce thermal water bottle, a cotton bandana, a thermometer, a 9-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer, protective eyewear, and anti-fog spray in a drawstring bag. Also included was a bilingual “Health and Safety is Paramount” flyer, outlining safety protocols for protecting oneself and others, and information on the Emergency Financial Assistance Program hosted by the UpValley Family Centers and On the Move.
Donations to support the Health and Safety Kits are welcome and, through September 30, will be doubled through the Travis Credit Union Foundation matching program.
The COVID-19 Health & Safety Kits are made possible because of the generous support of these donors: Harmon & Joanne Brown, Wells Fargo Foundation, Ag Health Benefits Alliance, Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Savage & Cooke, Bartelt Engineering, and A&J Vineyard Supply.
For more information about FWF resources, please refer to www.FarmworkerFoundation.org
For press inquiries related to COVID-19 resources provided by the FWF, please email [email protected]
About the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation
Founded by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers in 2011, the mission of the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation is to support and promote Napa Valley’s vineyard workers through education and professional development. The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation is the only one of its kind in the United States, providing educational opportunities, advanced training programs, leadership and management classes, English literacy programs, and much more. To date, the Farmworker Foundation has offered education and professional development opportunities to more than 21,000 vineyard workers and their families.