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Starting today until the end of the year, a very special friend is offering a matching gift challenge. Every donation to the Pell Bridge Run up to $4,000 will be matched dollar for dollar for a combined effort worth $8,000 toward our annual Pell Bridge Run fund-raising goal of $30,000.

SAMSRI Embraces Hope and Health at our

10th Annual "Cross the Bridge to Hope" at the Pell Bridge Run

On Sunday, October 16, 2022

Our 45th Anniversary Commemoration

For 45 years, through our board and volunteers, we have shined a light into the darkness of the experiences of the hopeless, alone, the suicidal, caregivers and the grieving. We have listened, we have helped and we have been their voice.

Against incredible odds, The Samaritans’ board and volunteers have never given up.

From our current efforts advocating for physical suicide prevention barriers on the state’s bridges over Narragansett Bay to training more than 1725 current and alumni volunteers in befriending and suicide prevention awareness, to our public programs and events in our Forget-Me-Not Gallery, Rhode Islanders know we have been consistent in what we do, how we do it and we can be trusted.

10 Years Promoting Health and Hope

Ten years ago this year, we at The Samaritans of Rhode Island recognized the future of health care was trending toward healthy lifestyles as an important element in suicide prevention. Our "Cross the Bridge to Hope" annual walk/run event at the Pell Bridge Run not only commemorates and honors those lost to suicide but also "wellness" promoting healing and healthy lifestyles and support from a caring community of family and friends.

Announcing our 2022 "Cross the Bridge to Hope" Grand Marshal!

This year, we are honored to announce our 2022 “Cross the Bridge to Hope” Grand Marshal - retiring SAMSRI volunteer, graphic designer Carmen Howard.

For more than twenty years, Carmen crafted the visual images for our programs and events. The value of her graphic design services is immeasurable in dollars but not in her love and support for our work, our initiatives and her belief in what we do. That support brought us to the moon, the stars and beyond. Her hands and heart inspired a cascade of supporters across the spectrum of what we do to ensure every day we could help one more person, one more community and the people of Rhode Island. Thank you, Carmen! We love you!

All of our advocacy and volunteer-based programs are offered for FREE because of your donations!

Today, we are asking everyone to join us and rally your friends, family, businesses and networks to support our work. By donating and fundraising for THE SAMARITANS INC, you will ensure we can "Cross the Bridge to Hope" together - Rhode Islanders helping Rhode Islanders!

With your help, we can continue our life saving work!

Please note: 100% of all donations to The Samaritans benefits our Rhode Island charity and the local economy.

To donate to this event, connect to the donate button at the top of the page.

To start your own fund raiser for this event, it's easy to do, and it's fun. We'll even give you all the tools you'll need to make a difference.

If you would rather make a donation by check: Please mail to: The Samaritans of RI, P.O. Box 9086 Providence RI 02940

Walk with us at the Pell Bridge Run!

Want to walk (or run) with TEAM SAMARITANSRI? Go to

Then click onto Register. Gives you the option of registering as an individual or as a Team Member: Then choose Join the Team - type in Samaritans and you see the name Samaritans of RI Our PW - samaritansri

On behalf of all our volunteers and those we serve, thank you!

To learn more about The Samaritans of RI and its programs, please visit

Questions? Leave a message on our business line at 401.721.5220 or by email at

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