Rayonier Awards Grants to 47 Nonprofit Organizations in Nassau County
Submitted by Rayonier
WILDLIGHT, Fla., December 13, 2022 /CSRwire/ - Rayonier is pleased to announce that $138,000 has been awarded to 47 local nonprofit organizations across Nassau County. Recipients of the grants were recognized at a special awards breakfast held at the FSCJ Betty P. Cook Nassau Center.
The recipients will use the funds to address a range of community needs, including civic, cultural, educational, environmental, natural resources, and health and human services programs.
“These organizations are instrumental in improving the health and well-being of Nassau County families and residents,” said Mark Hebert, vice president of Eastern Forest Resources for Rayonier. “We have been embedded in this community for more than 85 years and are proud to support and recognize the tireless efforts of this year’s recipients.”
Present at the awards breakfast were Commissioner Jeff Gray (Chairman, District 3), Commissioner Klynt Farmer (Vice-Chairman, District 5), Commissioner A.M. “Hupp” Huppman (District 2), Commissioner Alyson McCullough (District 4), and Ocean, Highway and Port Authority Commissioner Mike Cole (District 5). Also in attendance were Superintendent Dr. Kathy K. Burns and board member Gail Cook (District 2) from the Nassau County School District, Nassau County Economic Development Board Executive Director Sherri Mitchell, and Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper.
“I love seeing the County’s corporate residents, neighbors and officials supporting the important work that our non-profit community does for Nassau County,” said Commissioner Klynt Farmer. “It’s truly a testament to why people aspire to raise a family here. Our community is made up of some of the most loving, caring and charitable people in the state of Florida and I’m proud to call Nassau my home.”
Through its community fund, Rayonier provided grants to the following organizations and projects in Nassau County in 2022:
Amelia Island Book Festival
Amelia Island Museum of History
American Business Women’s Association
American Heart Association
American Red Cross of NE Florida
Arts Alive Nassau, Inc.
Baptist Health Foundation
Barnabas Center Inc
Big Brothers Big Sisters NEFL
Blue Fire Theatre
Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County
Boys Scouts of America, North Florida Council
Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Elm Street Sportsman Association
Family Support Services of North Florida
Fernandina Beach High School Foundation
Ferst Readers of Nassau County
First Coast Healing Hands, Inc
Florida Forestry Foundation
Folds of Honor Amelia Island
Institute for Enterprise Inc.
Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Keep Nassau Beautiful
Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Nassau County 4H Association
Nassau County Council on Aging, Inc
Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Charities
Nassau Education Foundation
Nassau Habitat for Humanity, Inc
Nassau Humane Society
Nassau Racial Equality Coalition
Northeast Florida Fair Association
School Board of Nassau County: All Pro Dads
Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare
St. Marys Riverkeeper
Take Stock in Children of Nassau County
The Arc Nassau
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Salvation Army - Hope House
The U.S. Constitution Scholarship Foundation
Traders Hill Farm
Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation
University of Florida / IFAS Extension
Veterans Council of Nassau County
West Nassau Historical Society
Westside Optimist Club
YMCA of Florida's First Coast
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Rayonier is a leading timberland real estate investment trust with assets located in some of the most productive softwood timber growing regions in the United States and New Zealand. As of June 30, 2022, Rayonier owned or leased under long-term agreements approximately 2.7 million acres of timberlands located in the U.S. South (1.79 million acres), U.S. Pacific Northwest (486,000 acres) and New Zealand (418,000 acres). More information is available at www.rayonier.com.