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FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS
A local group of volunteers in River Bend has established an organization to provide assistance to residents who may need temporary help and do not have a local caregiver.
Working as “Good Samaritans,” the volunteers will provide the following types of assistance:
There is no charge to the recipient for these services and you do not have to be a member of Friends Helping Friends to request assistance.
Excluding taking a resident to a doctor or possibly a medical building, volunteers will not provide any type of medical assistance. Such needs should be directed to the RHEMS Emergency Services.
Volunteers will only provide service to River Bend residents with travel within River Bend and to New Bern (city limits), Trent Woods and Pollocksville.
Normal services will be rendered Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM and animal care is also available on weekends and holidays. Residents seeking assistance should call 48 hours in advance where possible.
Residents may seek assistance by calling
If there is no answer, please leave a message and a volunteer will contact you.
If you would care to become a volunteer and help your neighbors, please call
Maureen Schwerdtfeger, the Chairperson of Friends Helping Friends, at 638-6081.
Other leaders of the organization include Luci Avery, Sheila O'Neill, and Nance Kubik.
Friends Helping Friends is not affiliated with the Town of River Bend but was started by and is comprised of caring members of this community in order to be of service to their neighbors.