Financial Assistance for Very Low-Income Undocumented Families in Winnebago County
The Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) – Proyecto de Ayuda para Trabajadores del Campo y Jardineros is proud to announce that it has received a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Natural Disaster Assistance Program to provide financial assistance to undocumented families in Winnebago County who are in crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This grant will assist FLAP in meeting immediate and urgent needs in the community in light of social and economic conditions related to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. With this support, FLAP will be reaching out to Winnebago County’s very low-income population of undocumented families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to provide this much-needed help. FLAP’s Outreach Assistants will use FLAP’s network to identify those most in need and coordinate the transfer of these funds.
FLAP extends its appreciation to Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Natural Disaster Assistance Program and its donors for the support – support that genuinely sustains FLAP’s mission and helps allow FLAP to continue its work in this time of great difficulty for so many. The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois' mission is to serve as a catalyst for giving in order to attract, preserve, and grow an endowment for the current and future needs of the people of Northern Illinois.
About the Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) – Proyecto de Ayuda para Trabajadores del Campo y Jardineros
FLAP’s mission in Winnebago County is to improve working conditions for low income workers and their households in the following industries: restaurants, landscaping, snow plowing, packinghouse, cannery, farms, nursery, greenhouse, meat and poultry. It partners with other organizations to fight human labor trafficking and prevents family separations by helping immigrants secure dual citizenship for their children. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with support of Emergency Funds, FLAP does community education and distribution of resources to low-income families and facilitates the access to cash transfers to help supplement lost wages. The organization carries out this mission through community outreach and education, litigation, community legal education, information and referrals.
Already, FLAP has secured one-time $500 cash donations to 643 very low-income Latino individuals, making an impact on roughly 3,858 family members for a total of $321,500 cash distribution. 53,520 COVID-19 related educational outreach materials and resources have been distributed. More information at (847) 668-2114, (224)
522-3178, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For more info about FLAP's work in Winnebago County, please visit: https://youtu.be/4q5zCO-YN8g