The Southeast Georgia Communities Project (SEGCP – https://segcp.org/) is located in 3 of the 4 poorest counties in Southeast Georgia with high concentrations of LatinX residents working mainly as agriculture workers. The mission of the organization is to serve these communities by promoting self-empowerment in the areas of health and education. Volunteers accomplish these goals by serving as liaisons and translators for workers; providing health education workshops; conducting outreach to help communities navigate social and medical services; and providing support services through a food pantry, clothing closet, utility and prescription assistance program, and transportation.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, SCCAHS supported volunteers who distributed 1,500 bags containing COVID-19 information in English and Spanish, face masks, and hand sanitizer throughout four counties. Due to the easy spread of COVID, farmers frequently requested for SEGCP to work with liaison in charge of worker’s needs to organize the dissemination of prevention and virus summary fact sheets and supplies.