In early 2017, a small group of Bedford residents began to gather weekly to share concerns about the polarized climate in our country. In a short time, and as the group grew, we came to the realization that there is so much more that unites the Bedford community than divides it and the idea for Bedford Get Together was born.
In October 2017, the Bedford community gathered at Edmund Street Park for the first ever Bedford Get Together—a grassroots event organized to bring neighbors throughout Bedford County together to celebrate our community’s shared values. Not only did the several hundred people who participated in this event have a great day but we also began to make connections to continue working together to create unity and care for one another.
In early 2018, Bedford Get Together sponsored and supported community activities including the NAACP Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March, Bridge Out of Poverty Training, and Celebration of Earth Day. A second Bedford Get Together event was held in October or 2018.
A community united through mutual understanding, trust, kindness and respect.
The mission of Bedford Get Together is to foster communication and understanding within our community, to create opportunities for greater interaction among all groups, to encourage a more civil and respectful political dialogue in order to bring the community together, and to set an example for future generations.
Bedford Get Together, Inc. | P.O. Box 1184 | Bedford, VA 24523