THE SAMARITANS via Crowdrise
November 09, 2015
WE ARE GIVING AWAY 39 PELL BRIDGE RUN BIBS!
Help Team SamaritansRI reach the Finish Line on October 25th!
as we “Cross the Bridge to Hope” at the 2015 Pell Bridge Run!
YOUR EFFORTS WILL HELP RAISE AWARENESS AND SUPPORT
FOR THE SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMS OF
THE SAMARITANS OF RI*
Here’s how we will say thank you to 39 “Cross the Bridge to Hope”
Crowdrise fund raising participants!
We are giving away 39 Pell Bridge Race Bibs!
Here’s how to get yours!
Go to Crowdrise.com/samaritansri2015
Click onto Fundraise for this Team or Join the Team – follow the directions
for setting up your page.
Once your page is created, grab the web address for your page and share it with family and friends (via email, FB, twitter, etc. - Crowdrise tells you how) and ask them to join you in supporting our “Cross the Bridge to Hope 2015” to raise awareness of suicide prevention and the work of The Samaritans of RI. There is a donate button on your Crowdrise page.
The first 39 Crowdrise Team members who raise $250 will receive a free bib, a TEAM T-Shirt and a 10% discount at our Forget-Me-Not Gallery gift shop.*(some shop items are excluded.)
Of the 39 Crowdrise Team members who raise $250, the first 20 people who then reach the goal of raising $500 will receive a FitBit wrist band in addition to a free bib, TEAM T-Shirt and a 10% discount at our Forget-Me-Not Gallery gift shop.*(some shop items are excluded.)
*Note: A special donor is offering a $2,500 matching gift challenge! Every donation up to $2,500 in total will be matched. Your gifts plus her’s will help us raise $5,000!
All donations to The Samaritans of RI are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
100% of all donations to
The Samaritans of RI support our
local nonprofit, charitable organization!
HELP TEAM SAMARITANS RI REACH THE FINISH LINE AT THE 2015 PELL BRIDGE RUN!
NOTE: Donations to The Samaritans of RI benefit our local nonprofit organization. Our board, staff and volunteers live, work and volunteer in our state! Give local! Support local!
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 38 years of dedication to suicide prevention. In the last seven 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 third 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. In 2014, we raised more than $30,000. In 2015, we are setting another goal of $30,000!
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/
For more information about The Samaritans of RI and its programs, please visit www.samaritansri.org
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The Samaritans of Rhode Island
P.O. Box 9086
Providence RI 02940
Business Line: 401.721.5220
Proud members of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and Block Island Chamber of Commerce.