Community Care Collaborative up for $10,000 matching grant

By on October 31, 2023

ELIZABETH CITY – The Community Care Collaborative (CCC) an impact program of the Albemarle Area United Way has been awarded a $10,000 matching grant from a donor advised fund of the Northern Albemarle Community Foundation to fund the ongoing work of assisting our neighbors. CCC provides assistance to local residents facing temporary emergency crisis. Since officially launching in 2019, CCC has already assisted over 1,600 households and invested over $500,000 with an average of $450 per case across Pasquotank, Camden, Perquimans & Gates Counties.

The goal is to obtain $10,000 in contributions from individuals or businesses by December 31, 2023 in order to secure the $10,000 match. Donations can be mailed to AAUW at P.O. Box 293, Elizabeth City, NC 27907 or made online at by selecting Community Care Collaborative

“These funds will be critical to enabling us to continue the good work we’ve started, especially in the wake of the pandemic and inflation challenges”, exclaimed Executive Director Bill Blake. He’s extremely encouraged about their chances of achieving the required match. Many folks in the community have heard about the good work the team of CCC volunteers currently led by Alexandra Lekki has been doing. “I have no doubt folks will contribute to positively impact our friends and neighbors.”

Knowing their gift could be doubled fuels many donors’ personal contributions. Being able to lend a helping hand is both a privilege and responsibility. “We are so thankful for the generosity of this matching donor”, said Blake. “I’m confident others in our community will step up to be a blessing to those in need, especially during this holiday season. CCC is so grateful for all past, present and future donors as well as volunteers.” Thank you for loving your neighbors the United Way!

About Albemarle Area United Way: Albemarle Area United Way is a not for profit organization fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of residents in the Albemarle area.  For more information on how you can give or to volunteer please call us at 252-333-1510, visit us online at or like us on Facebook.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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