After the cancellation of a local county fair in the Vero Beach, Florida area, The Salvation Army was contacted by the county Emergency Operations Center to help several migrant workers that were stranded.
The sudden withdrawal of the fair due to COVID-19 precautions left them without a place to stay or enough funds to travel back home.
“In this pandemic, we will continue to care for the unseen and the forgotten,” says Captain Jay Needham, Administrator for The Salvation Army serving the Vero Beach area.
The Salvation Army provided meals for the workers while community partners and private donors helped purchase bus passes home to Arizona, Minnesota, and Tennessee.
The numbers of stranded workers were originally 40-45, and those continue to dwindle as connections are made for transportation.
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