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Sadly NA Student lost his battle with Cancer/Family Needs a Little Support

We have a family who is mourning the loss of their beloved son after a long fought battle with cancer. We have them in our thoughts.

They are in need of financial help paying their bills. The father left his job a long time ago to dedicate his time in taking care of their son. The mom is the sole provider of the family. 

We want to do our part to help alleviate the burden of paying their bills during this difficult time as they grieve and move forward. 


February Mortgage payment - $605.81

This time of the year is so hard for many families. We truly appreciate your continuing support of New Albany Bridges!!

Monetary donations are greatly appreciated and any amount is helpful. Thank you!


Car insurance payment - $322.42

NA Family Need of Family Car Repair or a Newer Used Car

Hello NA Bridges - thank you for all the support this year. We have a family of three struggling to make it during this COVID Season. Husband had Open Heart Surgery and Wife had a heart attack so had to stop working due to COVID. They have a 2002 Ford Focus that needs some repair. They, like many, are behind due to job loss and Covid-19 pandemic! We thank you for your kindness.


Necessary car repairs of $1,200 or a newer used car

NA Bridges will take monetary donations and are greatly appreciated!

For the Car repair, will take monetary donations or if you know a car repair place willing to donate services please call Sarah Ryan at 614-226-5522

Help us spread the word to all your friends and family neighborhoodbridges.org. The NA Community is so grateful and lucky to have all of you and the support!

Thank you for your offer of kindness to the New Albany Community!

If this is a monetary contribution please simply click on the link below:


Grandmother and Grandson In Need of Working Transportation

Grandmother raising her grandson the last 12 years. She is currently unemployed due to COVID and her Grandson needs a way to get to work. 

This family is really in need of a car. 


Donation of a car or monetary donations to purchase a car.

Please call or email us directly Sarah Ryan 614-226-5522 or [email protected]

Thank you for your kindness.

Recently Filled Needs

NA Primary School Counselor in need of water and supplies

Hello _ NA Primary school Counselor in need of water and 6 boxes of markers and 6 pencil cases

8-pack Crayola Washable Markers - 5 packs8x5 Pencil Boxes -  6 /2Water

NA Student in need of a chrome book

hi - NA Home schooled student  in need of a chrome book

NA Immigrant Couple In Need of Some Help.

Hello NA Bridges - A elderly Immigrant Family/couple migrated from Venezuela and need some help with some basic items. We are grateful for the clothes - we have received. If you are able to donate a gift card to a local store that would be wonderfully kind.

 Still Need:

Gift Cards to local stores are greatly appreciated - Meijer, Kohl's, Target 

**Women's Clothing, age 63 - blouse size M, pants size 8, shoes size 8.5, socks M, Pajamas size M, winter hat and gloves. 

**Men's Clothing, age 64 - Shirt size XXL, Pants size 42, Shoes size 11, Socks L, Pajamas XXL, Jacket/Coat size XXL, winter hat and gloves. 

 Queen Sheet Set and 2 Pillows


Large Women' winter coat and raincoat

Mens and women's boots


Queen Comforter

NA Family of Three Need Help with Rent/Electric Bill

Hello NA Subscribers - we have a family of three that moved to NA in May for work, but because of COVID she was let go. She has been working temporary jobs to make ends meet and now has a leg injury. 


Rent for Apartment $750.00

Electric Bill: $150.00

Gas Bill: $85.00

Monetary Donation are greatly appreciated. Any amount of donation never too small or too large! Thank you!

Thank you for your offer of kindness to the New Albany Community!

If this is a monetary contribution please simply click on the link below:


NA Single Mom & Two NA HS Students Need a "Get back on Their Feet" Help

We are almost there!

We have a new need:

The last two years have been tough for this single-mom family--Grandfather passed, a house fire, and now COVID. Mom was furloughed from her job during the spring COVID shutdown and got behind on both electric and gas bills. She is back to work on the opposite end of town. However, all take home pay is going toward paying the bills and necessities. Mom has been using the NA Food Pantry. 


-Money toward electric AEP Only need 500 more dollars!

-Gas gift cards for mom to drive to work such as Kroger or Giant Eagle or Turkey Farms or Duke/Duchess

Monetary donations are greatly appreciated. Please go to the link. Gift cards please drop at the fire station.

Any help big or small would be very appreciated! Thank you!

NA Family of Four in Urgent Financial Need - COVID/ Death in the Family

 Update 12/9/2020 SR

Thank you so much for your generous donations - so kind and generous!

Hello NA Bridges Friends, We know we have been asking a lot for the community and you have been so kind to help. This one is a hard one and will need all the help we can get. A NA family of four has recently had the death of their 6 month old baby so still reeling with grief, rent increased by $400, eviction notice being threatened by the end of the week and loss of jobs due to COVID.


Rent Money/Gas Money/Electric Money $1500.00

We would ask for monetary donations so NA Bridges will help to pay the Rent/Gas/Electric Bill Directly to the appropriate properties.

No amount of donation is too small - every little bit would be grateful to NA Bridges and the Family.

Thank you for all your Kindness - Happy Holidays.

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About New Albany

Sarah Ryan, Area Director

Sarah was introduced to neighborhood bridges through her volunteer work with the New Albany Food Pantry where she is the NAFP Manager. She decided it was a nice fit to be NAFP Manager and NA Bridges Area Director. She has lived in New Albany since 1999 with her husband Mark Ryan, Senior Managing Director of BeecherHill in downtown Columbus, OH. Sarah has four children who all went to New Albany Schools; Chris a graduate of the University of Colorado, Colin who attends Michigan State University, Catherine who attends Indiana University and Caroline who attends Xavier University. All volunteer for the NA Food Pantry and NA Bridges when they are home in New Albany. She has two dogs Fenway 10 years old and Indy 1 year old who she loves to run and take for walks.Sarah loves to volunteer at other locations: Dreams on Horseback, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Pelotonia and St. Stephen’s Community House. For fun, Sarah loves to spend time with her family and friends, she also enjoys staying fit, biking, skiing, running and walking around New Albany.

Vineetha Thomas, Area Director 

Vineetha was introduced to neighborhood bridges through her volunteer work with the New Albany Food Pantry. She instantly felt that this was a great platform to support the local community and decided to get involved. She has lived in New Albany since 2006 and loves the close knit feel of it. Vineetha worked in Convention Sales at Experience Columbus for 10 years before taking a break to spend more time with her family, which comprises of her husband and two boys 8 and 5. In addition to spending time with her family and friends she also enjoys staying fit and getting involved in the community by volunteering at her son’s school, the New Albany Food Pantry and participating in the local Indian community’s cultural activities. 

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