With today’s high of 101°, Idaho farmworkers are entering harvest season with few protections. One resource is the Heat and Smoke Relief Fund, which has been operating since 2021.
The Idaho Immigrant Resource Alliance collects funds and then distributes goods — primarily bottled water — to farmworkers. On Tuesday, one person delivered 900 water bottles in Canyon County.
Some other commonly requested items are:
- Straw hats / baseball caps
This summer, the Alliance aims to raise $10,000 to support this community and is 19% of the way there. Check out the fund here.