FJA Continues its Tradition of Giving
Continuing our tradition of community service and giving, staff of the Florida Justice Association recently opened their pockets to help local families in need.
The Emergency Care and Help Organization (ECHO) serves people in crisis and poverty and has been serving Leon County since April 1981. Realizing the need to help individuals and families in crisis, ECHO has grown into the largest faith-based human services agency directly assisting more than 20,000 people each year. They offer professional services through programs providing emergency relief and family sustainability to Leon County residents and the homeless. ECHO’s clients are served in two areas: Emergency Resources Program and Family Services Program. With a small staff and a large volunteer base, our programs are designed to assist people in their efforts to become independent, productive, and stable.
FJA staff made individual contributions and the combined total of the donations purchased the following staples that ECHO distributes to families in an emergency situation:
- 204 cans of vegetables (peas, corn, green beans, black beans)
- 240 containers of Ramen Noodles
- 48 jars of peanut butter
- 42 cans of chili
- 72 boxes of Macaroni & Cheese
- 36 cans of fruit
- 61 pounds of rice
- 50 boxes of cereal
- 150 cans of tuna and chicken
- 50 cans of chicken noodle soup
- 80 tubes of toothpaste
- And to celebrate the season: 100 candy canes!
FJA is happy to spread holiday cheer to those in need.