7th Annual "Cross the Bridge to Hope" at the 2019 Pell Bridge Run benefiting THE SAMARITANS OF RHODE ISLAND
RI's most trusted name in suicide prevention education since 1977
JOIN OUR TEAM! SUPPORT OUR TEAM!
EVENT: Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run 2019 (This is a walk/run event!)
When: Sunday, October 20, 2019
NOTE: 100% of all donations to The Samaritans benefits our RI based, local nonprofit organization. Our board, staff and volunteers live, work, study and volunteer in our state! Give local! Support local!
To help us raise funds to suppport our suicide prevention education and grief support programs - just use the "Join the Team Button" on this Crowdrise page.
To receive your Race Bib and join our Team on the Pell Bridge Run home page - you must register for the race at http://www.pellbridgerun.com See Fundraise and then Join a Team. You will see The Samaritans Cross the Bridge to Hope as a team name. Our team password is suicideprevention
To donate online - just use the "Donate" button on this page. Or mail your gift to: The Samaritans of RI, P.O. Box 9086, Providence RI 02940. Write "Pell 2019" in the memo line. All gifts by check will still be posted to our Crowdrise page.
Dear Fellow Rhode Islanders,
Everyone knows The Samaritans from our signs at the Pell, Jamestown and Mount Hope Bridges. Being on the bridges is symbolic of our 42 years of dedication to suicide prevention.
In the last 11 years alone more than 50 callers have referenced bridge signs as how they heard about us. We can't image how many callers in previous years.
But we are more than signs on the bridges. Since 1977, we have been Rhode Islanders who live, work, and volunteer to break the stigma associated with suicide prevention and asking for help. Every day our volunteers befriend the hopeless and alone and yes, sometimes the suicidal. With every caller, we ask "Are you suicidal?"
With that question, we are giving the caller a safe, nonjudgmental place to talk. It is often the first step to asking for help from famiies and professionals. We know it is controversial to be on the bridge. But if we can't be there for the hopeless, who will?
"Cross the Bridge to Hope" is the theme of our 7th annual event as TEAM SAMARITANS RI - runners and walkers from the Ocean State participating in the Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run - 4 miles across the bridge from Jamestown to Newport.
Today, we are asking everyone's help in building momentum to help carry our message of suicide prevention and our team to finish line. Our annual goal is $30,000 to support our Crisis Hotline/Listening Line, Safe Place Grief Support group, Youth and Teen Education and Community Education programs.
To reach this goal, we are asking you and Rhode Islanders in all 39 cities and towns to make this effort a reality!
Please give generously. Give to remember or honor a loved one or friend! Also consider walking or running with us!
On behalf of all we serve, thank you.
Register for the Pell Bridge Run at http://www.pellbridgerun.com/
Contact Information: The Samaritans of Rhode Island P.O. Box 9086 Providence RI 02940 Business Line: 401.721.5220 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proud members of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, Jamestown Chamber of Commerce and Block Island Chamber of Commerce.
Note: All donations to The Samaritans of RI are matched by volunteer time. In 2018, 249 agency volunteers donated more than 17,317 hours valued at $314,823.