As has been our tradition, BRI continued to support numerous local and international organizations through event sponsorship and financial contributions in 2011. BRI has been a long-time supporter of the Inter-Faith food Shuttle (www.foodshuttle.org), a Raleigh-based organization that fights hunger in the local community by recovering perishable foods from various sources and redistributes it those in need. BRI was a sponsor at the Food Shuttle’s Annual Taste of Hope Gala in January and also participated in their Great American Tobacco Duck Race (www.fox50.com/community/family-fest/duck-race) this past summer (where the BRI-sponsored duck won first place!).
BRI was also a corporate sponsor for a charity concert organized by Band Together to benefit Alliance Medical Ministries (www.alliancemedicalministry.org). Alliance Medical Ministries works to meet the health care needs for thousands of uninsured or under-insured Triangle residents.
In 2011, BRI announced our support of Heifer International (www.Heifer.org). Heifer International provides families in impoverished regions of the world with gifts of livestock to help them feed their families and sustain their communities.