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Telamon Hosts Nat’l Long Sleeve Shirt Drive – March 25-31

Telamon Hosts Nat’l Long Sleeve Shirt Drive – March 25-31

Farm workers harvesting strawberries

Telamon is hosting the National Long Sleeve Shirt Drive on March 25-31! Last year they had great community support and reached their goal and were able to redistribute over 125 shirts to the local farmworkers.

The National Long Sleeve Shirt Drive is an activity that is part of a larger awareness campaign, Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW). During this week-long celebration, the goal is to collect as many long-sleeve shirts as possible nationwide. As well as, to educate the public and the communities where farmworkers live, and work about the occupational hazards farmworkers encounter and rouse them into donating long-sleeve shirts.

The long-sleeve shirts collected during this week of action will be distributed by our network of trainers with key materials during their pesticide safety and heat stress prevention training throughout the year.

The redistribution of the shirts will help reinforce the importance of wearing adequate work clothing to help protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure and heat-related illnesses.

If your company or employer would like to be a drop-off location or just help in collecting long sleeve t-shirts, please use the contact information below. Any high school students needing community services hour can earn them by collecting long sleeve shirts. This could be just cleaning out your closet and donating.

For more information, please contact Anna Treviño from Telamon at 540-217-7996 or atrevino@telamon.org.

Photo source: https://afophs.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/long-sleeve-shirts-stopping-pesticides-in-their-path/