LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, 31 March 2021) – In celebration of Cesar Chavez Day, a coalition of five California professional football teams including the LA Galaxy team up with the United Farm Workers Foundation today to raise funds for farm workers in California

The five clubs, which include LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, LAFC, Oakland Roots SC, and Sacramento Republic FC, have set up a GoFundMe account to raise funds.The LA Galaxy Foundation has United Farm Workers 1US $ 000 and encourages our Galaxy fans to learn more and make a contribution by clicking here All funds raised today will be used for the UFW Foundation’s COVID-19 relief and vaccination efforts to help the to support agricultural working group in recognizing their hard work and their year-round contributions

“We’re excited to be working with the United Farm Workers Foundation and the football community to raise funds for farm workers in California,” said Chris Klein, president of LA Galaxy. “We hope these efforts will enable better access to vaccines As we do everything we can to help the underserved farm workers in our state, we look forward to continuing to serve our community and neighbors as we navigate these unprecedented times ”

According to recent studies, farm workers are not only more likely than the general public to be infected with COVID-19, but are also more likely to die from it have received the COVID-19 vaccine from farm workers

Vaccinations are available free of charge to all farm workers aged 18 and over No health insurance or medical advice required Farm workers are encouraged to call the UFW Foundation’s bilingual toll-free call center at (661) 501-4280 to see what vaccination events are taking place in theirs Happening Nearby The UFW Foundation continues to work with a variety of partners to make vaccines available to more farm worker communities across California and other states

The UFW Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, advocates labor rights and the protection of farm workers across the United States and provides educational and critical services, such as being the largest immigration legal service provider for low-income rural communities in California. During the pandemic, the UFW Foundation has 800000 face masks and more than $ 17 million in more than 33000 immigrants and farm workers distributed The UFW Foundation currently provides care for over 50000 workers with food and coordinates vaccination events for farm workers For more information, visit wwwufwfoundationorg

The LA Galaxy Foundation (LAGF), the LA Galaxy’s official nonprofit organization, strives to serve the community in which the team works and plays through football programs that incorporate all athletes, educational opportunities, and a strong spirit of volunteering LAGF prides itself on running over 150 events annually and has donated over $ 5 million to support the local Los Angeles community

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Source: https://www.lagalaxy.com/post/2021/03/31/la-galaxy-support-california-farm-workers-cesar-chavez-day-allegiance-united-farm