Community Connections

January 23rd
10:00 AM-3:00 PM



Presented by Genesis Project 1 & Groundwater Solutions, Inc.

PITT COUNTY NC, JANUARY 15, 2021-– Saturday, January 23rd, people in Ayden and the surrounding communities can get safe, FREE COVID-19 testing from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at St. Paul’s Disciples of Christ Church located at 4406 East Avenue in Ayden, North Carolina. 

The number of COVID infections, hospitalizations and deaths have steadily increased in North Carolina in the post-holiday weeks, setting records on a daily basis.  The CDC and local health departments recommend that people get tested, even with the roll out of the vaccine.  Groundwater Solutions, Inc. and Genesis Project 1 have teamed up to bring this important resource to the community. FREE Transportation to get tested is available by just calling 803- 207-6511. 

Testing will be provided through drive-up service, with minimal or no-contact, in accordance with all precautions recommended for the prevention of the spread of the Coronavirus.

Please remember to practice the 3 Ws — Wear a face covering — Wait 6 feet apart —Wash your hands often!  


Groundwater Solutions, Inc. Vision: North Carolina families are empowered, stable, and have unrestricted access to Healthcare resources. Groundwater Solutions, Inc. Mission: Groundwater Solutions, Inc. creates a bridge between NC communities and vital resources to increase awareness, access, and utilization of healthcare, thereby resulting in empowered, stable families. Groundwater Solutions is an African American Peer Led established 501c3 Corporation in the state of North Carolina (NC).

January 23rd
6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Onslow County Partnership for Children- Diamonds and Denim

The health and safety of the community is of utmost importance to Onslow County Partnership for Children. Due to continued concerns surrounding COVID-19, and with the well-being of attendees, donors, partners, and staff as the number one priority, OCPC made the difficult decision to reschedule its annual fundraising benefit, Diamonds and Denim, to January 23, 2021. Having spent the past year preparing for the event with the Board of Directors and community partners, OCPC is disappointed not to be able host the event this month. But agency staff have learned over the past few years that sometimes it is necessary to pause, be flexible, and remember that everything is “figureoutable.” 

OCPC would like to thank donors and community partners for their continued support, open discussions, and encouragement. Great things happen when the community comes together to support children. While Diamonds and Denim is not happening this month as originally planned, agency staff continue to work each day to provide resources, programs, and support to children and families in Onslow County because their needs remain and the work of child abuse prevention is ongoing.
OCPC will continue to monitor health and safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and are hopeful that the ability to safely hold an event of this size will be possible in January so that the agency can provide the Diamonds and Denim experience the community expects and deserves, in a safe environment.
OCPC is excited to host the community in early 2021 and will have more information on event specifics as the re-scheduled date gets closer. This is a very challenging time for everyone and OCPC is immensely grateful for the community’s understanding, patience, and continued support. OCPC staff hope to see everyone on January 23 for Diamonds and Denim 2021.


Jan 29, 2020
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Volunteer Drive

Albemarle Commission’s Senior Nutrition Program is seeking Meals on Wheels volunteers for routes in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties in North Carolina. There is an urgent need for volunteers in Chowan and Pasquotank counties, who have a waiting list for potential clients due to lack of volunteers. Routes start at 11 am, Monday through Friday. Each route takes about an hour to complete. Volunteering as little as one day a month makes a huge impact for our home bound seniors. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact Laura Rollinson, Volunteer Coordinator, at (252)-404-7091 or