Durham One Fund Begins Distributing Funds to Organizations That Have Served Families Displaced From McDougald Terrace
The Durham One Fund announced today that it has begun to distribute funds to local nonprofit, government, and public-serving organizations that served families displaced from Durham’s McDougald Terrace between January 3 and February 3, 2020. This first round of funding will disburse a total of $26,250 to support five local entities. Applications are currently open for any organizations seeking funds for services delivered between February 4 and March 3, 2020.
This disbursement follows the $91,200 that Durham One Fund allocated in the form of stipends and Golden Corral gift cards to the displaced families. The organization worked closely with McDougald Terrace resident leadership, Durham Housing Authority, Golden Corral, and State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) to coordinate the distribution in January.
“We’re proud to see how the community has stepped up to support families who have been displaced from their homes for far too long,” said Eric Guckian, President and CEO of United Way of the Greater Triangle. “Thank you to the organizations, officials, and the resident leaders who have done so much to help.”
The Durham One Fund began collecting donations on January 7, 2020 to support families displaced from McDougald Terrace and has already raised more than $250,000 to date,. These donations have come through online donations and generous contributions from individuals and organizations including APCO, Blue Cross NC, Duke Energy, Duke University and Duke University Health System employees, Golden Corral, Pacific Western Bank, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, and The Episcopal Housing Ministry.
The following organizations will receive funding from the Durham One Fund during this funding cycle:
- Diaper Bank of North Carolina
- Durham Partnership for Children
- Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
- MAAME: Mobilizing African American Mothers Through Empowerment
- The Salvation Army of Durham, Orange and Person Counties
The Durham One Fund is made possible in partnership with Triangle Community Foundation, Durham County, City of Durham, Downtown Durham, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, Discover Durham, Upstream Works Collaborative, and other local nonprofit organizations. All organizations are participating in fundraising efforts to support displaced residents.