This year, Samaritan Ministries celebrates its 35th anniversary. Reynolds American Inc. has been honored to have long contributed to the organization’s good work. In 2014, RAI donated $175,000 to the Ministries toward the construction of a new facility, almost doubling their square footage. The new building is equipped with a state-of-the-art kitchen, 70 emergency shelter beds and 10 cornerstone beds. In its first year in the new building, Samaritan Ministries served a total of 155,305 meals and provided 26,099 nights of shelter to 607 homeless men.
In December 2015, the Reynolds American Inc. Services Company (RAISC) public affairs team celebrated the holidays by volunteering at Samaritan Ministries. More than 35 employees volunteered to clean the building and serve lunches to people in need. Together, the employees donated hundreds of hours of work to the organization.