Immokalee Area-office

In 1995, the largely farmworker town of Bonita Springs was hit with a devastating flood. Residing in the most vulnerable areas and with already inadequate housing, farmworkers in the area were seriously impacted by the natural disaster. While FWAF had already been organizing workers in neighboring Immokalee, the disaster response efforts by FWAF to address the hardships of the Bonita Springs farmworkers led FWAF to establish a more permanent presence in the town of Immokalee, from which organizers could work also with surrounding communities of LaBelle and Belle Glade and others.