Beneficiaries

BENEFICIARIES

The Neuse River Bridge Run benefits eight (8) local charities that strive to improve the quality of life for residents in eastern North Carolina. Each organization does so through their own mission and strategy but are united in serving the residents of our area. Learn more about each organization below.

Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention (CCSAP)

The Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention (CCSAP) is a five-county coalition, headquartered in New Bern, NC, that focuses on substance abuse prevention within our communities. CCSAP covers the counties of Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow and Pamlico. Each county has a task force that works within their respective county. The CCSAP mission is to collaborate with stakeholders to reduce substance abuse among youth and adults- by promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and by addressing the factors in the community that increase the risk of substance abuse.

Craven Community College Foundation

Craven Community College is a learning community dedicated to providing educational opportunities for people in university parallel study, occupational, technical and career programs. It provides a rigorous and challenging curriculum and programs of study, with a special blend of technical, liberal arts, occupational and continuing education instruction responsive to the global community and a changing world. The college is a two-campus institution located in Craven County, North Carolina, with campuses in New Bern and Havelock. The college serves over 3,500 curriculum or college credit students and 10,000 continuing education students each year.

The Duffyfield Phoenix Project, Inc.

The mission of the Duffyfield Phoenix Project (DFPP) is to advocate for improvements in the physical  surroundings and quality of life for residents in the historic Duffyfield neighborhood of New Bern. The organization was formed in 2017 when a group of concerned citizens saw a pressing need to support the residents of the Duffyfield Neighborhood. Since its inception, DFFP has worked with residents to create a better place to live. The mission has become more critical as recent storms have left many residents displaced. DFPP helps the community by doing basic repairs to owner-occupied homes and holding town hall meetings to engage citizens and provide a safe harbor in which residents can express their views. Future goals are to bring health clinics and educational workshops on site in the neighborhood. DFPP has partnered with several other community agencies to provide yard care, clothing for people in need, and organize bi-annual neighborhood clean-ups.

The Filling Station

The mission of the Filling Station is to meet the nutritional, educational, and spiritual needs of Jones Country residents. The goal of the Filling Station is to provide for the basic needs of the community. Once the basic needs are met, they then desire to provide opportunities for growth through mentor-ship programs and educational opportunities. They believe that lives can be changed when opportunities are created.

Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina (MCEC)

The mission of the Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina (MCEC) is to help individuals in the communities of Eastern Carolina develop the capacity to respectfully resolve conflict. Through mediation, education, and facilitation, MCEC serves youth, families and adult community members in 9 eastern North Carolina Counties. MCEC provides an alternative to Juvenile Court through the Teen Court Program, promotes peaceful conflict resolution in the community through community mediation services, and is able to help businesses, community groups, and individuals resolve conflict through facilitation services and mediation training.

MERCI Clinic

MERCI Clinic is a private, nonprofit organization that provides confidential medical, limited dental, and pharmaceutical services to low income, uninsured residents of Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties. By providing care to the uninsured, MERCI Clinic helps eliminate dependence on the ER for non-life-threatening events, and helps return active adults to the workforce. MERCI patients visited the Clinic more than 5,700 times in 2016 for physician appointments, medication pick up, blood pressure checks, diabetes education, and lab work. Additionally, patients received over $500,000 in specialty care and diagnostics from MERCI’s many partners in the medical community. Because of the generosity of community partners and volunteers, MERCI Clinic is able to provide, on average, $5,449 worth of health care services at a cost of $684 per patient annually. MERCI receives no state or federal monies and relies solely on individuals, grants and
businesses for support.

Religious Community Services (RCS)

This local shelter serves residents of Craven, Jones, Pamlico, and Carteret counties. RCS offers a community kitchen with no-cost lunches every day; food and clothing assistance; financial, transportation, and prescription assistance; rent and utility assistance; and shelter. RCS helps clients with case management and access to
resources to meet their goals.

Twin Rivers YMCA

As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y was created in response to social challenges and remains to this day a lifeline in our community. The Y is here day-in and day-out to provide the resources our communities need to address
the most pressing social issues: child welfare, education, health, and social connection. The Y works to make sure every child, family, and community has what they need to achieve their best. The goal is to provide financial assistance to kids and families from our community so they can experience the positive values and sense of belonging made possible by the Y.

Neuse River Bridge Run - PO Box 234 - New Bern, NC 28563-0234
www.BridgeRun.org

A 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to community service and wellness. Member Organizations: Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention (CCSAP) - Craven Community College Foundation - Duffyfield Phoenix Project - The Filling Station - Mediation Center of Eastern North Carolina - MERCI Clinic - Religious Community Services (RCS) - Twin Rivers YMCA

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