LAFC today announced they will be joining forces with five California professional soccer teams in celebration of Cesar Chavez Day. The five-team coalition will be working with the United Farm Workers Foundation to raise funds in support of farm workers in California.
The five clubs have created a $3,000 match grant challenge where all donations collected will be doubled up to the mentioned amount. All funds raised will be allocated towards UFW Foundation’s COVID-19 relief and vaccination efforts to support the farm working community in appreciation for their arduous labor and year-round contributions.
According to recent studies, farm workers are not only more likely to be infected with COVID-19, but they are also most likely to die from it. In response to these findings, UFW Foundation has begun hosting vaccination events throughout California where thousands of farm workers have already received the COVID-19 vaccine since the first weeks of March.
Vaccinations are available to all farm workers 18 years or older at no charge. No health insurance or doctor’s note are required. Farm workers are encouraged to call the bilingual toll-free call centers of UFW Foundation (661) 501-4280 to see what vaccination events are near them. The UFW Foundation continues to work with different partners to make the vaccines accessible to more farm worker communities throughout California and other states.