EACC sponsors the Empire Area Community Emergency Fund to financially assist an individual or a family that has fallen upon hard times. This is done on a one-time basis through the payment of a known expense such as a medical, housing or utility bill. Funds are collected and administered through the Empire Area Community Center, a Michigan Registered 501(c) 3 Public Charity.
Funds are raised on a monthly basis at live concerts that are free of charge and open to the public. These free concerts are typically held on the last Sunday of the month from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Caring area musicians and performers donate their time and talent. Varied venues throughout the greater Empire area also donate the space to host these fundraising events to support this locally based Emergency Relief Program. Throughout the performance, a bucket is passed to collect free-will offerings and donations.