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There are many ways we are Doing Good together
Through a joint partnership with DHIC and partners, Self-Help, the City of Durham and AJ Fletcher Foundation, Duke's 2.5M contribution helped create 82 new affordable units.
Thousands of people have been able to safely stay at home and still have their basic needs met thanks to a partnership between the state, community-based organizations and Duke.
2019-2020 engagement highlights
With a bright smile and an infectious laugh, Joann Carpenter radiates positive energy. At her home dedication ceremony, Habitat for Humanity staff commented on her spirit as Carpenter took the keys and moved in with her family as a new homeowner.
When Bridgit Holmes closes on her first house, her favorite room will be the TV room. It’ll have plush chairs to sink into with a blanket and a good book. The TV remote will sit within reach, and everything will smell of lemons...
A wooden library stand at the corner of Ashley Strahm’s front yard. Inside the box sit dozens of books, free for borrowing. Strahm and her husband created their “Lending Love” community library after moving into their newly built home.