EHSA is proud of our members’ ethical action efforts, including civil and human rights, equality, environmental action, homelessness, promoting a living wage and other community social action efforts.
Some of our ongoing and recent efforts include:
Room in the Inn – A program of Homeward Bound – It helps women transition from homelessness to permanent housing. We work with “Room in the Inn” a few weeks each year.
Crop Walk– We support the annual walk to raise money and awareness for those who go hungry. In 2018 we raised $815 which went to MANNA Food Bank, Loving Resources, ABCCM and for relief to the victims of Hurricane Florence.
EHSA sponsored children from Eliada this holiday season with gifts from a child’s “wishes” and “needs” list. Many of the children only receive gifts because of us. EHSA members and supporters contributed over $450 to bring joy to a child in need.
EHSA supports the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville & Buncombe County whose mission is “To Preserve and advance the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther king, Jr.”
We support the mission of The YMI Cultural Center – To elevate Black communities through cultural, economic and leadership development activities. We contribute a portion of our “pass-the-plate” to the YMICC.
EHSA supports businesses that have been certified as Living-Wage Employers by Just Economics of WNC. Certified businesses are listed at www.justeconomicswnc.org.
- Stand Against Racism. Our members participated at a rally at the former site of the Buncombe County Courthouse on Pack Square (current site of the Vance Monument) to encourage signing a petition asking the city to erect monuments and other public testimonials recognizing the contributions of African Americans in Asheville.
- Helping to end hunger by supporting Manna Foodbank.
- Collaborating with a variety of other community groups.