Angelica Martinez, organizer of the CoFiA Workers Link program, reported that she was able to help connect a number of workers with local employers over the summer. One householder, who only needed a small job done, was so appreciative of the help that he paid each person $50—instead of the $15/person he had originally proposed. Six people are currently working on a farm in central Jersey, where they have been employed all summer. Others have helped out with gardening, painting, construction of various kinds, and other work.
Requests for assistance are beginning to come in, in greater numbers, as we all prepare our homes for the fall and winter. Call early to request help—201-598-2253. Or just complete the form found on the web site.