Spring Valley day laborer site in jeopardy

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A Spring Valley day laborer site that provides humanitarian aid is in danger of closing due to financial trouble.

The Jornaleros Project is a nonprofit organization that was created five years ago at St. Paul's Episcopal Church to provide aid to day laborers. The program offers day laborers food and clothing. It also allows them to network and provides a safe place for them to get work.

Now, the project is in jeopardy and struggling financially. During the summer, the project went on hiatus for about a month. Founder Charles Butler hoped to decrease operating costs and stretch the budget during that time, but it was only a temporary fix. Butler says possible fundraising efforts might now be the last straw in keeping the program alive. To donate to the Jornaleros Project call 845-356-7722.

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