March 3, 1998
UFW to hand out tens of thousands in relief
and $9,000 cash to Valley farm worker flood
victims from Phoenix radio station listeners
Farm worker families in Kern and Tulare Counties hard hit by El Niño-spawned storms will receive relief Wednesday when the United Farm Workers distributes tens of thousands of dollars in food and supplies, and more than $9,000 in cash collected by a Phoenix radio station affiliated with Radio Campesina, the Farm Worker radio network. Flood victims will be notified to turn out for the aid by listening today and Tuesday and Wednesday morning to the network’s two Central Valley affiliates.
KNAI-FM appealed to its Phoenix-area listeners for donations to aid farm worker families victimized by recent storms in the southern Central Valley farm towns of Earlimart and McFarland. More than $9,000 in cash and three truckloads of goods were collected, reports Anthony Chavez, Cesar Chavez’s youngest son and executive vice president for communications of Radio Campesina. The radio network founded by Cesar Chavez now operates three Spanish language FM radio stations–including KUFW, the most listened to Spanish-language station in the Central Valley, and KNAI, which holds similar ratings in the greater Phoenix area.
WHO: Volunteers from the United Farm Workers and Radio Campesina–including Anthony Chavez, son of farm worker radio network founder Cesar Chavez.
WHAT: Handing out food, supplies and money to Central Valley farm worker families victimized by El Niño floods.
WHEN: 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 4, 1998.
WHERE:UFW’s "Forty Acres" office complex, corner of Garces and Mettler just west of Delano.
The increasingly popular Radio Campesina radio network features a unique combination of entertainment and educational programming. It plans to open sister stations within the next few months in the Salinas Valley and Washington state.
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