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Team SamaritansRI "Cross the Bridge to Hope" 2017

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THE SAMARITANS wrote -

"Cross the Bridge to Hope" at the 2017 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! 


Team Co-Captains - Ken Walsh, Bryan Ganley, John LaCross, Rui Alves, Marco Palombo, Joe Tavares, Al Grant 


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 39 years of dedication to suicide prevention. In the last nine 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 fifth 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 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/ 


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, Jamestown Chamber of Commerce and Block Island Chamber of Commerce. Note: All donations to The Samaritans of RI are matched by volunteer time. 


In 2016, 230 agency volunteers donated more than 18,560 hours valued at $337,420!

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To This Fundraiser

$2,275

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sarah Walsh

    $250

  • Robin Behringer

    $100

  • Jondell's Joggers

    $25

  • Misty Arnold

    $100

  • Laura marcaccio

     

  • David and Erin Sloat

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kerri Smith

    $50

  • Mercado Lazarski Family

    $50

  • Ladan Rabbani

     

  • Cathy van Roon

     

  • Courtney marshall

    $15

  • David Robert

    $50

  • Jon Cheney

    $50

  • Bill and Katie Taylor

    $250

  • Shaelyn

    $100

  • Stephanie Buckett

    $25

  • Kevin Edge

    $100

  • The Tighe Family

    $50

  • Petersons

    $50

  • Erika Arnold Beltrami

    $50

  • Stephen Cheney

    $100

  • Tina Garrity

    $10

  • George Cancel, Inc.

    $200

  • Mary Edge

    $50

  • The Frietas Family

    $25

  • Myers

    $150

  • GardenWorks

    $100

  • DiFusco Family

    $100

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114% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $6,230 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kenneth Walsh

Amount Raised

$2,275

 

114% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Bryan Ganley

Amount Raised

$985

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John LaCross

Amount Raised

$575

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Denise Panichas

Amount Raised

$525

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Meredith Hampton

Amount Raised

$450

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THE SAMARITANS

Amount Raised

$350

 

1% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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In Memory of Peter W. Collins

Amount Raised

$350

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Sidra Scharff

Amount Raised

$225

Donor Comments

DiFusco Family

DiFusco Family

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

GardenWorks

GardenWorks

DONATION: $100

Kim Walsh 10 months ago

Myers

Myers

DONATION: $150

Dan Myers 10 months ago

The Frietas Family

The Frietas Family

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Mary Edge

Mary Edge

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

George Cancel, Inc.

George Cancel, Inc.

DONATION: $200

In memory of Kimberly Marie Walsh💚 10 months ago

Tina Garrity

Tina Garrity

DONATION: $10

10 months ago

Stephen Cheney

Stephen Cheney

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Erika Arnold Beltrami

Erika Arnold Beltrami

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Petersons

Petersons

DONATION: $50

10 months ago