Monday, 19 of February of 2018

Bresette lends support to RI non-profit

Early last week, Bresette + Company took a trip down to East Providence, RI, to shoot a fund-raising campaign video for the non-profit organization, Samaritans of Rhode Island, Suicide Prevention and Resource Center. Offering an array of caring services for friends and family members of suicide victims and/or at risk individuals, the Samaritans of Rhode Island is a genuinely compassionate and self-less organization. The main services offered include a 24-hour hotline/listening line managed by trained volunteers in the community, Safe Place Support Group, a free program open to adult family members, close friends and co-workers of people who have died by suicide, along with Outreach and Community Education and Youth & Teen Suicide Prevention Education offering public presentations to people in all areas of the community.

The video, directed and edited by Jim White of Spruce Creek TV, consists of several heart-felt testimonials of heart-wrenching stories told by a group of courageous individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide, along with explanation of why each individual came to the Samaritans for help and the abundance of support and services the Samaritans were able to provide them with. And, as hard as it was for me to listen to their stories of loss, heartbreak and helplessness, I cannot even imagine what it would be like to be in the shoes of any one of these individuals and being able to speak to the community as openly and with such strength as they each did.

They also had one additional message, that, in order for the Samaritans to continue to be there for the Rhode Island community in the way they had been there for each of the individuals interviewed, they need people to donate funds in order to keep the organization running. It was certainly an extremely moving day of interviewing, filming and reflection that will undoubtedly remain in my mind for a long time to come.

For more information on the Samaritans of Rhode Island and how to donate, you can view their website at

We’re shooting to complete the video for October 1st, 2010, as part of a fund-raising event for the organization.

Posted August 19, 2010 at 11:16 am by Lisa Edwards

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