Rock Solid Law hosted Sterling’s Summer Pier Dance benefiting the Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) on June 13.
Held at Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach, the third annual event was also hosted by Sterling Joyce, the maitre d’hotel of Casa Marina. The evening featured live music by BayStreet, which includes Rock Solid Law Founder and Owner John Miller, as well as hors d'oeuvres, drinks and a raffle. The event ultimately raised $1,600 for BEAM, a nonprofit organization serving low income residents living in Jacksonville’s Beaches communities.
“BEAM thrives at the beach because it is a local community that is supported by local people,” said Lori Richards, executive director of BEAM. “The beach is a place where people get together and take care of each other.”
Funds from the event helped feed under-privileged children during summer break.
“It means the world to know that those kids are going to make it through the summer and come back and continue their education in the fall,” Miller said.
In general, BEAM provides its clients with emergency assistance to cover overdue rent and utility payments; helps families struggling with food insecurity; offers nutrition education and assistance; and more.
“It’s that little bridge that they need to just have enough to get by until they can be back on their feet and be self-sufficient,” Richards said.