CAMARILLO, Calif. -- LULAC de Camarillo along with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department is helping keep local farmworkers warm this holiday season.
Members of the nonprofit organization say they learned about the immediate need to help keep the farm working community warm, and acted quickly.
That's when League of United Latin American Citizens decided to partner up with the Sheriff's department to start a blanket drive. New blankets or sleeping bags for farm working families can be dropped off at the Camarillo Police Department or any Sheriff's office from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. during the drive.
“I am the daughter of a farm working father, and so as a child I personally remember what it was like to be unable to go to sleep because it felt cold,” said Martha Martinez- Bravo, President of LULAC De Camarillo. “This is really something that we can do to show our farm working community that we truly care.”
The blankets will be delivered to the farm working community as soon as they come in.
The last day to donate will be December 15.