Click on the image above to watch a video featuring Shirley Emerson, a Duke Hospital nursing care assistant and a first-time homeowner thanks to Durham Habitat for Humanity, the Duke Habitat for Humanity chapter and many volunteers. Shirley’s home is just one of many that have been sponsored and constructed over the years with support from Duke, including our own Office of Community Affairs.
Sam Miglarese, Duke’s Director of Community Engagement, was one of many from Duke to offer Shirley their congratulations on the day construction began.
“Affordable housing makes a huge difference in the way in which people own not only their lives, their family, their commitment to the community, but the way in which it makes a huge difference in the quality of life in the community in which they live,” Miglarese said. “This is new life, a new beginning, and new hope for Shirley.”