In the Pentecost text, the new converts dried off baptismal water and began to live out their faith by praying, listening to the teachings of the apostles, and practicing mutual aid. Mutual Aid is the means of intentionally sharing resources so that all may benefit. Even when the Covid-19 pandemic was in its early stages, mutual aid sites and funds stepped in to help. Like the early followers of Jesus, we hope to practice mutual aid this Pentecost by sharing half of the donations from this appeal with the Coalition of the Immokalee Workers.
The Coalition of the Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a worker-based human rights organization based in Florida. They fight for the rights of farmworkers and against human trafficking and gender-based violence at work – and amidst Covid-19, they are fighting for health and safety as they put their lives on the line as essential workers.
PPF has worked most closely with the CIW in their Fair Food Program to Boycott Wendy’s, and one of their members joined in for part of the Walk for a Fossil Free World in 2018. We are inspired by CIW’s strategic savvy and hopeful protest on behalf of farmworkers in Immokalee, Florida. We hold the CIW in high regard and we hope they can be strengthened by our shared financial support. This is mutual aid in action.
We aim to raise $8,000 this Pentecost season. As of 6/2/2020, we’ve raised $4,996.
We will share 50% of all donations during our Pentecost campaign with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
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