During the week of July 24, 2016, Group Cares Mission New Bern in partnership with Neuse River Community Development Corporation brought over 165 volunteers from across the United States to New Bern to serve the community through home repair. This mission promoted the spirit of community service throughout the city, leading to a partnership with Neuse River Community Development Corporation, the City of New Bern, and other area organizations to initiate a citywide week of volunteerism and service named Paint Your Heart Out. As a result of the Group Cares: Mission New Bern, Paint Your Heart Out collaboration, over 5,000 volunteer hours were spent throughout the city by local and out-of-town volunteers serving the elderly, disabled, and those financially unable to address home repair needs on their own.
Continuing to advance the mission, Group Cares Mission New Bern and Paint Your Heart Out will be held during the week of July 23, 2017. As of November 2016, over 400 Group Cares volunteers from across the U.S. have already registered to repair up to 70 homes in New Bern in 2017. However, local support is essential to accomplishing this mission.
We are asking for your support. Please consider sponsoring this event monetarily, through in-kind donations, or by volunteering. I have enclosed a sponsorship form for your convenience. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like more information.
Please send your tax deductible donations to the 501c3 non-profit:
Neuse River Community Development Corporation (NRDC)
PO Box 779
New Bern, NC 28563
If you have any questions please call 252-617-6828.
Teisha Glover, President
Neuse River Community Development Corporation