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Bridges Over Troubled Waters

Bridges Over Troubled Waters

A Georgia based non-profit organization geared towards helping families in their time of need.
This organization was established in 1991 with the union of Reginald R. Bridges, Sr. and Donna Sumpter.  The two met during a military tour at Osan Air Base Korea and have since then committed their lives to helping those in need and less fortunate.

The husband and wife team pay homage to God and their parents……Roy and Elizabeth
Bridges and Sherman and Gladys Sumpter without whom Bridges Over Troubled Waters, Inc. would not exist. They were raised with this belief: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38

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Meet The Team

Donna Bridges
Chief Executive Officer

U.S. Air Force Veteran Donna Sumpter Bridges is the youngest of 11 children born to Sherman and Gladys Sumpter. Married to Reginald Bridges in 1998, their union produced one son, Lance Elijah and through this marriage Donna gained a bonus son, Reginald Jr. (RJ).  RJ has blessed Donna and Reggie with two granddaughters A’virell and Yancey. Donna earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University. She currently balances her duties as a full time wife and mother with substitute teaching and her role as CEO at BOTW.

Reginald Bridges
Chief Financial Officer

U.S. Air Force Retiree Reginald Bridges Sr. is the seventh of nine children born to Roy and Elizabeth Bridges. During his years of service Reginald earned an Avionics Technology Degree from the Community College of the Air Force and a General Aviation and Technology degree from Embry Riddle University. He is currently in his 14th year as a Completion Supervisor at Lockheed Martin Aerospace in Marietta, Georgia.

Board of Directors

Debbie Breland, Educator of more than 30 years
Pamela Bridges, Retired SMSGT, US Army 24 years of service
Cynthia Burney, Retired CMSGT, US Air Force 26 years of service
Garrick Burney, Retired  CMSGT US, Air Force 30 years of service
Douglas Lockett, Retired SMGT, US Army 22 years of service

Executive Team

Ryan Burney, Director of Marketing
Aiesha Khan M.Ed, Director of Education
Crystal Walker, Business Manager


Lance Bridges, Student