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Rileys Army Inc

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Mission: Our mission is to provide support for children with cancer and their families of Eastern NC.

Target demographics: provide support to children with cancer and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year: serve over 232 families, provided over $36,149 in financial assistance to our families, $4,800 in gas cards, sponsored 10 children to Camp Rainbow ($14,775), served over 2100 meals to the children in the hospital through our restaurant supporters, had over 1,550 hours volunteers have spend in the hospital visiting our families.

Geographic areas served: Eastern NC

Programs: Hospital volunteer program, Offering pillows, blankets, and quilts to those in the hospital, gas cards, meal cards, financial assistance, emotional support, meals in the hospital, family events, prayers, and so much more.

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70 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

From day one the folks at Riley's Army have been there for my daughter. From meals in the hospital (who likes hospital food yuck lol) to annual events. The wonderful people there are in constant touch and are always available when you call. True angels and life savers

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Riley's Army was a constant support group for our family while my son was going through his battle with cancer. They are "forever friends", who continue to nurture a relationship with my son and our family by remaining a source of inspiration, love, and care.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have learned of this charity through local community events when it was first started. Over the past several years I have been volunteering when I can to help support this fantastic organization. The love and support they give to the families in need is tremendous and their volunteers have always been so selfless. It's a pleasure being associated with this amazing group. I hope my family never personally needs their assistance, but I am thankful to know they would be there if we did.

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kimber3 08/06/2018

Thank you for all your support and time spent volunteering. We cannot do this without you!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a part of this organization from the very beginning and am amazed at what it has become. From a vision by Riley during her battle with pediatric cancer to helping family after family with their fight, it has been an inspiration. Kimber Stone as the director is untiring in her enthusiasm and has done so very much to help this Army grow and get stronger all the time. Another plus is that Riley's family has stayed involved in a big way even though she lost her battle. Raising money, supporting those hospitalized, raising awareness, serving meals at the hospital for Thanksgiving and Christmas, hosting a 5k and fun run and a golf tournament to bring out supporters and gain visibility for the organization, having a dinner for survivors and those still fighting--the list goes on and on! I am proud to be a small cog in this giant wheel.

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kimber3 08/06/2018

Thank you for the kind words. However, this Army is successful and able to support over 250 children with cancer all because of You! Our volunteers and the community. We are blessed to have so many who feel and hear God's calling to help serve these children on a journey they did not choose to be on.

pshakiyla

Client Served

Rating: 5

Riley’s Army is truly an lifesaver. It warms my heart to have such sweet, and loving people to help my family in our time of need.

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kimber3 08/06/2018

We are blessed to have met your sweet family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Riley's Army since day 1 and I believe it is one of the greatest non-profit organizations every created because it works SO hard to help people who have tremendous needs and are at a very difficult time in their life journey as they struggle with a child who has cancer

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kimber3 08/06/2018

We are blessed and honor to have your love and support.

Pam T.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been a part of Riley’s Army for 5 years now. My son was diagnosed with kidney cancer at the age of 2. I remember it like it was yesterday. Mama Jean came in to share with me what Riley’s Army was. I didn’t think that anyone could possibly understand what we were going through as a family let alone as parents. On the day of my Noah’s surgery the Philpots came and talked/comforted us as we waited. They shared their journey as parents. Their ups and downs and many wonderful memories of their sweet Riley. They explained that it took an army to help with their journey and boy were they right. Our stays in the hospital were not terrible thanks to Riley’s army. They fed us, played with my precious son, gave us gas cards for the back and forth, watched him long enough for us to take showers and a minute to ourselves. We have met many warriors through our journey and proud that our little Noah has been cancer free for 5 years this September. Riley’s army goes above and beyond to help families in their time of need and do a great job!!!

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kimber3 08/06/2018

We are blessed to have met your family. 5 years cancer free-what a wonderful milestone!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization! It continues to provide support for children fighting cancer and their families by helping with the daily needs including meals, gas cards, and prayers.

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kimber3 08/06/2018

You are amazing in your support for these children- you have been right there by their side many times over the years. Thank you.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization consistently gives help to children with cancer and their families by providing assistance with necessities, meals, gas, physical and emotional support. I will continue to support this organization to honor the memory of Riley, the amazing young lady who saw the needs of others and wanted to help. Her life continues to make an impact on others.

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kimber3 08/14/2017

Thank you for your love and support of our mission!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Riley’s Army was created with the soul purpose of being a help to children and families in the hospital in eastern NC. It helps with financial support and most of all emotional support at a time when they are most fragile. The Philpots created it from knowing what it is like to be in that situation and from watching others on a first hand basis. I have watched Riley’s Army grow from a few dedicated supporters to the many, many volunteers that truly make this group what it is, an Army of Faith and Love.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

2017 my son was diagnosed with Stage IV brain cancer at age of 17. Riley’s army helped my family with meals, gas cards to and from appts, activities, tickets to games, banquets and many other things they’ve been there for us. Kimber is a great person and gives it her all to help in anyway possible. Several times we wonder how but Riley’s Army helped make it happen. Never enough words to express what Riley’s Army has meant to our family. They definitely helped make things better for us. I myself (Mom), dad and patient Eric Thank God for such people. Picture is my son Eric & his friend at the 2017 Survivor banquet that Riley’s Army has yearly. Blessed... Thanks again Riley Army foundation.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The only nonprofit that directly serves our local kids and families dealing with cancer. Their unique partnership with physicians and nurses allows them to meet the greatest needs of these special families when it matters most

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Riley’s Army makes a difference for families navigating pediatric cancer every single day.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been so inspired by the work of Riley's Army in my community. Their work for families with children dealing with cancer treatment is amazing. I am sure it is making a very real difference in the lives of those families. I am also sure that volunteers from all facets of our community know that they are able to get involved and make a difference as well. I am constantly seeing how people are getting involved and volunteering and I've known many college student who have been touched by volunteering as well. Awesome organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Riley's Army and loved all the events I volunteered at! I was also able to deliver meals to the hospital for the families there. My involvement with them made me feel like I was directly helping the children and families.

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kimber3 08/14/2017

Thank you for your support and love for our mission!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Rileys Army has been beyond outstanding in our community and to my family personally. My son Anthony was diagnosed with A.L.L. in 2005 at the age of two. He relapsed twice and in 2014 he reveived a bone marrow transplant . On this journey you're never certain as to what's next but onething is for certain, my family and I could always count on the support of RA. The out poor of moral, spiritual, physical, financial support , whether it's big or small; Rileys Army is there. I love the passion of the founders, the Philpot family and the hard working devoted board, staff and volunteers. Thank you for making this unfortunate journey bearable and always putting a smile on my son face.

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kimber3 08/14/2017

We are blessed to have met your family. We thank you for your love for our organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When my daughter was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at 5 weeks old, we never could imagine how hectic our lives would become! Having the support of Riley's Army, is nothing but a Godsend! Whenever we are in need, no matter what it may be, they are there to help us! From meals, to gas cards, to the many volunteers! We will be forever grateful for the love and support we receive from Riley's Army, while we continue this journey!

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kimber3 08/14/2017

We are blessed to have met you. Thank you for your love of our organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Riley's Army has been a such a great support for my family. We can't thank them enough for the love and support they have shown Mason. Since being diagnosed in November 2016 they have been a hugh part of our lives. And I know they will support us all the way to March 22, 2019 when Mason can finally ring the Bell.

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kimber3 08/14/2017

We are blessed to have met your family. We cannot wait for Mason to ring that bell!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Riley's Army. Being a part of this organization is a true blessing. Through Riley's Army I have met the most incredible people. These young warriors are so brave and strong and have such compassion for others. They have taught me how to live and what's important in life. This Army of volunteers is like no other. They are fearless and work tirelessly for our sweet families. Thank you Riley's Army.

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kimber3 08/14/2017

We are blessed to have you as a huge part of our organization. You are the face of Riley's Army. Thank you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since getting involved in this organization about two years ago, my life has changed drastically. Riley's Army supports children with cancer and their families. Like many organizations we provide meals, gas cards and other financial assistance but it is our personal connection with these children that sets us apart. We go into the hospital and visit regularly. We are often the only non medical person that child sees. We sit with the patient so the parents can run errands, take a break, take a shower, consult with a physician or spend time with their other children. We laugh together and yes, we cry together.

Being a part of this organization has taught me so much. I no longer sweat the small stuff nor do I seek satisfaction from owning material things. I understand just how precious every moment is, especially where our children are concerned. Being a Riley's Army volunteer is, aside from motherhood, the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I am so thankful and blessed to be a part of this wonderful organization. It was Riley Philpot's dream that no child would ever have to be left alone in a hospital while battling cancer and her parents Kirk and Kelly are making sure her wish is fulfilled. Riley lost her battle with cancer but she left a legacy that anyone would be proud to claim. She was wise beyond her years and serves as the motivation for Riley's Army.

This is one nonprofit that truly works so hard for a wonderful cause. With no overhead and only one part-time employee, you can rest assured that the majority of all money raised goes directly to these families. This truly is a remarkable organization and one that I am proud to be a part of.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Within just a few days of finding out my daughters Hodgkins Lymphoma diagnosis, I received a phone call from Riley's Army. They emailed me and put me in touch with resources that would inform me of anything i needed. They assured me that I would not fight this alone. They were there for whatever I needed, whether it be to talk, need information, help with gas for food and many other things. I have had to utilize help in the form of gas for my daughter driving back and forth everyday for radiation. We will be forever grateful for the love & support we have received from Riley's Army!! God Bless

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kimber3 08/14/2017

We are blessed to have met your family. Thank you for your love for our organization.

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Rating: 5

Riley' Army is an incredible inspiration to our community! Working in the healthcare field, I see the names and ages of these brave children coming in for treatment. Social media helps me to stay in contact with all the latest needs whether it's prayers, food, housing, or love.
Riley was an amazing person and this organization is strong from the spirit of this child and other warriors.

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kimber3 08/14/2017

Thank you for your support and love of our families and our mission.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is one of the most amazing non-profits in Eastern North Carolina, if not nationwide. Witnessing what they do for families affected by childhood cancer is hard to put into words. They offer so much to local families in need from gift cards and meals to support and outreach programs. I love knowing that every penny I donate goes to kids and their families who need support during difficult times.

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kimber3 08/14/2017

We are blessed to have you be a part of our organization. Thank you for all you do for our families.