The Bridge Community, Inc.

Our Mission is to improve lives across our communities by:

• Prioritizing needs of employment, education, counseling services & health services
• Forming innovative and effective partnerships with other organizations
• Strategically connecting, raising & investing resources to make lasting changes.
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About our organization:

The Bridge Community, Inc. is a vital and innovative 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with
the mission to improve lives across the diverse communities we serve in Alexander County.
Alexander County has a higher poverty line percentage rate of 17.4% in population living
below the national average of 14%. With the U.S. and world economies in crisis, more
unemployed workers, working poor families, and seniors on limited incomes than ever before
are living at the margins of poverty and need help in securing adequate resources for their
families.
Generally, many disadvantaged families struggle to obtain life’s essentials, such as affordable
housing, job skills training, childcare, food, and medication. Food Stamp benefits, income
deductions, and other qualifications for federal nutrition assistance have not kept pace
with inflation, nor do they accurately reflect rising household and living expenses, such as
the price of gasoline, electricity, food, or medicine. Without the availability of (or access to)
proper community-based services, many families would be unable to actively participate in
the workforce, leading only to more economic insufficiency.

INTRODUCTION

As a newly established organization, we have several programs and services through which
we will achieve our mission. We believe that with the support of individuals, businesses,
and the surrounding communities, we can make an impactful and positive change in our
community.
Our desire is to bridge the gap between the needs of families and the resources available in
Alexander and surrounding counties in North Carolina, by prioritizing needs of employment,
education, counseling services, and health services. In supporting the development of self-
confidence, education, healthy living, good judgment, and character, our corporation will
provide many struggling families with a thorough foundation for future success.
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Currently, we are not operating as a full-time-staff office. Our board members are our volunteers as well, s we find volunteers to assist as needed during times we need more hands to assist in a cause. We take much pride in serving where we need to at any given moment.

County: 
Alexander County