We are witnessing higher rates of infection and death due to this pandemic, mainly due to the disparities that exist in access to services for individuals of lower socioeconomic status. Farmworker families are living in crisis, they need assistance for primary care and economic relief assistance to counteract the financial deficits that continue to rise and affect the most vulnerable.
Upon this scenario, we think that it is our turn to now put food on the tables of our farmworkers, who, sacrificing everything, health and family, have put food on our tables.
Wednesday, September 16 at 9:00 A.M. Santiago Nieto will start a walk and will not stop until we raise $100,000.00 to feed and heal our Farmworker Community. The walk will begin at the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles. Santiago Nieto will walk towards Bakersfield, Delano, Tulare, Fresno and as far as necessary (sleeping outdoors), until we achieve the objective.
The funds will focus on helping farmers who are being affected by the growing hardships generated by the pandemic in Kern, Tulare and Fresno Counties.
“At 64 years of age, trusting in the goodness of the people, I feel confident of obtaining the support of the altruistic community to reach our goal … returning a little to the farmworkers who have sacrificed so much for us.” – Santiago Nieto.
The distribution of the funds raised will be in the form of food, medical assistance, and financial relief, through CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation, who understands the needs and concerns of our Farmworker’s Community.
CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation, a 501(c)3 a national non-profit organization provides support for the under-served communities to improve equity and promote access to quality care. CSF believes equitable resource accessibility is a cornerstone of democracy. To provide this care access regardless of socioeconomics promotes inclusion to community members who are underrepresented at the table of resource allocation. CSF outreach goals and objectives demonstrate genuine concern thereby building healthier and stronger community partnerships.
CSF Foundation utilizes its founder organization, Cirugía Sin Fronteras, resources and alliances to supports low-income families in need to receive life-changing surgery and medical procedures through connections to local health care professionals and partial or full funding of their medical and surgical services regardless of their immigration status.