|'Miles for Migrants' visited BG Saturday|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune|
|Tuesday, 11 June 2013 07:26|
The Miles for Migrants: Students to Ride Cross-Country to Help Migrant Farmworkers, passed through Wood County on Saturday. Their visit included a stop in Bowling Green.
Jami Haynes, a senior studying to be a teacher at the State University College at Oneonta, New York, her sister, Jena, a teacher at the Morning Star Learning Center in Schoharie, New York, and Caleb Grippin embarked on a cross-country bicycle trip entitled Miles for Migrants to raise funds to aid migrant farmworkers via the Harvest of Hope Foundation. The Foundation was established in Oneonta in 1997. Based now in Gainesville, Florida, HOH distributes emergency and educational financial aid to migrant farmworkers and families across the country.
Jami Haynes says "I first heard of the struggles and hard work of migrant farmworkers from HOH president, Philip Kellerman, during the service learning component of an education class I am currently taking at SUNY Oneonta. My trip will serve to increase awareness of the contributions that migrant farmworkers make to feeding us, and to raise funds to provide assistance to this deserving yet need group of workers and their families. Our goal is to raise $10,000."
Their trip began May 28 New York and will finish in San Francisco.
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