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BENEFITING: THE SAMARITANS

ORGANIZER: THE SAMARITANS

EVENT: Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run 2015

EVENT DATE: Oct 25, 2015

Kathleen Merrill

THE STORY:

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
Join us on Facebook!


Contact Information:
The Samaritans of Rhode Island
P.O. Box 9086
Providence RI 02940
Business Line: 401.721.5220
Email: info@samaritansri.necoxmail.com

Proud members of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and Block Island Chamber of Commerce.

REGISTER

$735

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brad Baker

    $30

  • John and Joan McCauley

    $50

  • maggie and randy kozel

    $50

  • Pat and Jim Perry

    $25

  • Jim & Kathie Whitson

    $50

  • Joy Hollander

     

  • Archie and Betsy

     

  • Bev Zimmermann

    $25

  • Louis and Sandy Zacharias

    $25

  • Arlene labua

    $25

  • Barbara and Donald Haskell

    $25

  • Frank

    $100

  • Linda Louise Ferrigno

    $50

  • Todd & Kathy Merrill

    $100

  • Lucy Hrin

    $100

  • Cynthia and Charlie Flagg

    $20

  • Katherine Brownell

    $10

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147% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $23,169 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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THE SAMARITANS

Amount Raised

$10,263

 

34% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Denise Panichas

Amount Raised

$4,125

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Bryan Ganley

Amount Raised

$3,170

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Marco Palombo

Amount Raised

$956

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Molly Precopio

Amount Raised

$865

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Kathleen Merrill

Amount Raised

$735

 

147% Raised of $500 Goal

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Erika Travinski

Amount Raised

$510

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Geoffrey Potter

Amount Raised

$440

Donor Comments

Katherine Brownell

Katherine Brownell

DONATION: $10

In Memory of Ian Krels 2 years ago

Cynthia and Charlie Flagg

Cynthia and Charlie Flagg

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Lucy Hrin

Lucy Hrin

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Todd & Kathy Merrill

Todd & Kathy Merrill

DONATION: $100

In memory of Max-Worth-a-Million 2 years ago

Linda Louise Ferrigno

Linda Louise Ferrigno

DONATION: $50

Hope you meet your goal 2 years ago

Frank

Frank

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Barbara and Donald Haskell

Barbara and Donald Haskell

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Arlene labua

Arlene labua

DONATION: $25

In memory of max 2 years ago

Louis and Sandy Zacharias

Louis and Sandy Zacharias

DONATION: $25

In Memory of Max and his cousin, Jason Paul Zacharias (1975-2009). Our two Special Angels. XO XO 2 years ago

Bev Zimmermann

Bev Zimmermann

DONATION: $25

2 years ago