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The many projects and activities that are done through the BESD Foundation include support for the health, education and development of persons both in North Carolina and elsewhere, with special attention to the Bladen and Columbus county region.

These include activities such as:

  • Computer skills education

  • Computer Networking and Security training

  • Trade skill education (Electrician, etc.)

  • Land Management education

  • Fine Food and Fitness (healthy cooking and exercise) training

  • Meals on Wheels program

  • Community Watch program

  • Health Awareness and support 

  • CPR training

  • Resilience training

  • Financial literacy

  • Drug and alcohol awareness

  • Historical Presentations and Exhibits

  • Environmental projects

  • Media outreach and production

  • Inclusivity and diversity projects

  • Historical preservation projects (Mitchellfield Cemetery, memorial garden)

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