“What keeps me positive right now is knowing that we’ll see a light at the end of the tunnel. This is our new norm, but at the end of the day we still have to keep living because there are people who are worse off than I am. There are people in the fields who are working less hours or not even working right now. It’s about thinking of those in worse situations and being appreciative for what I have.
Immokalee is such a small town and it’s so family oriented. That what I love about the community.
When I started seeing that Ms. Shalonda and Mr. Jimmy were coming from Naples to give to our community, I wanted to be a part of that. I didn’t grow up giving back. I was just going to church and then going home before I started helping out with
Washington Family Ministry. It’s good to see the community being served and being a part of that. It’s a positive thing.
Working at the clinic I see the patient’s needs. It’s a good feeling being able to give back outside of my job. I’m not getting paid to do this, but I want to do this.”
Christella, a local healthcare worker assists in a food distribution to serve the Immokalee community.
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Maria Plata is a Mexican-American writer, educator, and lover of connecting people through storytelling.