IMPACT
04/04/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Impoverished Farm Workers In Florida Dig Deep For Haiti

A community of farm workers in Immokalee, Florida, is doing its part to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti, despite being one of the most impoverished communities in the country, reports the AFL-CIO blog.

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a collection of mostly Latino, Mayan and Haitian workers, have donated water, canned food and clothes, despite suffering through a tough season for Florida agriculture. As the Associated Press has reported, cold temperatures in Florida have disrupted this years supply of fruits and vegetables, a key part of the Sunshine State's economy. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has been especially hard hit, as unemployment grows among the minority communities.

The AFL-CIO has their own list of how to help Haiti, with what local unions are doing to get in on the effort.