Dora is used to fending for herself. But sometimes everyone needs a helping hand. From childhood she learned to work hard. Dora started picking Texas cotton when she was 7 years old. She and her parents traveled from Texas to Colorado, Wyoming, Wisconsin and Ohio in search of work picking sugar beets, cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes. When she was 21 she heard that they were picking oranges in a place called Immokalee, Florida. That is where she has lived for the past 45 years. Though she never married she did raise one of her nephews in a trailer home she still lives in. Hurricane Irma caused severe water damage throughout her home last September. Now she wonders what she will do. She heard about Amigos Center from her brother, a member of our church. That’s why she came to Amigos Center and eventually to our Spanish worship service. She likes that the church helps people with food and clothes. She knows that many in Immokalee are hurting and are in need. Now in her need, she is thankful for the emergency food and small cash assistance that Amigos Center has provided her during this prolonged recovery period.
Pray for Dora and the many others in Immokalee who are still struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
I invite you to hear more stories of “A Friend in Need” during our annual fundraising luncheon:
Wednesday, March 21 at noon
SW Florida Events Center 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE Bonita Springs, FL 34135.
RSVP by telephone: (239) 437-6727, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or on our webpage: http://amigoscenter.org/annual-luncheon/