elm street sportsman association
The overall idea of the "Elm Street Sportsman Association Inc" began during a conversation at a barbershop in mid 2014. A discussion started with a group concerned African American men regarding what could they do to help the youth and improve conditions in the community. A larger meeting was called to gauge interest in forming a group. After three meetings, in October 2014, the Elm Street Sportsman Association Inc. (ESSA) was formed and, with the help of a local attorney the group became 501(3) c.
In 2019 ESSA was presented a Proclamation in recognition of Outstanding Civic Service to the Community by the City of Fernandina Beach, FL
ESSA has improved and contributed to a better quality of life for hundreds of children and their families.
~ESSA in the Community~
Romeo Morris Scholarship: Since 2015 has awarded two $500 scholarships each year to high school seniors
Back to School Rallies: Backpacks and school supplies giveaway (Fernandina Beach and Yulee, FL)
Donations: Supporting local youth sports teams and other non-profits
Thanksgiving Giveaway: Delivering Thanksgiving Baskets and gift cards
2019 Christmas Giveaway: Hams for Christmas Project
Annual Mother’s Day Breakfast
Farm Share and Barnabas Center Free Food Distribution Events
Communications with Cops Initiative: This event was designed to foster better relations with local law enforcement
Volunteering: Serving dinner at the Hope House