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Campesinos Sin Fronteras Director: We’re Committed To Serving Clients
Emma Torres, executive director of Campesinos Sin Fronteras’";

The executive director of Campesinos Sin Fronteras, which serves farmworkers and low income residents in Yuma County, said that, despite the coronavirus, her organization remains committed to serving the community.

Emma Torres said Campesinos Sin Fronteras’ clients are expressing concern over COVID-19.

Torres said Campesinos' offices in San Luis and Somerton remain open. Their health fairs are cancelled and health programs have moved to individual visits to their offices.

“Going back to the people that work in the fields and the poor individuals who live paycheck to paycheck, that’s who we’ve been hearing from," Torres told KAWC. "Some of their neighbors might tell them ‘don’t go to work’ but day to day, that’s how they feed their families.” 

Torres said she and other community health officials in San Luis and Somerton are working with county, state and national health leaders on how to best serve the community.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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