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 during the 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 in 2018 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.