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The Neuse River Bridge Run benefits six (6) 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.


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 assist in filling unmet needs in the areas of Nutrition, Education and Connection serving the residents of Jones County. Programs offered: Food Pantry, Teaching Kitchen, Art, Dance and Music Education, and a Leadership Academy is coming soon. 


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.




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

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

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