RCS is a faith-based organization addressing the basic needs of the community by providing food, clothing, and shelter to those who need it most. We have a diverse group of volunteers who come to us from local churches and businesses; all giving of themselves to help others. Our primary programs include the Community Kitchen, Clothing Closet, and Temporary Shelter, but we have other thriving programs to help nourish the whole person: Mind, body, and spirit. RCS always welcomes volunteer and monetary support for the following programs:

  • Community kitchen

  • Clothing closet

  • Temporary shelter

  • Transportation assistance

  • Disaster relief and recovery

  • Food pantry

  • Enrichment programs

  • Employment Readiness Boot Camps with Craven Community College




RCS helps men and women who have lost their job for reasons beyond their control. We help children who need a well-balanced meal when school is not in session. Our volunteers help families who have lost their homes from an unforgiving natural disaster and need a place to stay or assistance starting over. RCS also helps abused women who need a safe place to stay with their children. We help your neighbors, friends, and family. Our goal to help anyone who comes to us in their time of need by providing quality programs and services that provide assistance and promote self-sufficiency.


RCS is made up of the following groups:

  • Sixteen individuals serve on our Board of Directors

  • An Executive Director, Finance Director, Operations, and Special Events Coordinator

  • A part-time staff of 10 who oversees the Community Kitchen, Homeless Shelter, Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, Prescription Medicine, Rent & Utility Assistance, Enrichment & Education, and Community Outreach

  • More than 300 volunteers ready to serve in the kitchen, warehouse, or shelter.



We help your friends, neighbors, and family. It is our goal to help anyone who comes to us in their time of need. 


We are blessed with an amazing staff who works closely with both our guests and supporting community. 

Doug Harr, Executive Director
Teresa Seal, Volunteer Coordinator
Donna Bradshaw, Director of Client Services
Rosa Davis, Administrative Assistant

Donna Harrison, Front Desk Supervisor
Kelvin Godly, Shelter Supervisor
Joseph Harkins, Shelter Supervisor
Robert Hurff, Shelter Supervisor
Jose "Tony" Laboy, Custodian

Stacy West, Community Kitchen Chef

Chad Morse, Maintenance Technician

Jeanette Pawelczyk, Warehouse Supervisor

Helen Powell, Warehouse Assistant

Elisha Richards, Warehouse Assistant

Michael Wilson, Shelter Supervisor




The Board of Directors meet once a month at the RCS Annex. RCS is proud of the diverse group we have and encourage all Board Members to actively engage in the ministries and special events we offer. If you're interested in joining us, or know someone who is, please contact Patti Peebles at 252.633.2767. 

Patti Peebles, President

David Kick, Vice President

Dena Riley, Treasurer

Dick Dodson, Secretary

Doug Harr, Executive Director

Pastor Paulette Bryant

Rusty Cready
Amy Heidt

Hope Koontz

Jennifer Lewis
Capt. Nick Lucas
Geoffrey C. Marett

Rich Maher
Angelo Midgette
Robert Millns

Shelia Stansberry

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919 George St., New Bern, NC 28560

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