How the Duke Community Can Support Evacuated Residents of McDougald Terrace

McDougald Terrace
McDougald Terrace in Durham. Photo courtesy Durham Housing Authority

Duke maintains an Emergency Relief Fund to respond to emerging crises that affect our community and state.

In January 2020, hundreds of McDougald Terrace public housing residents in Durham were evacuated amid reports of unsafe living conditions. 

Duke is committed to assisting displaced McDougald families. Together, the Duke community can make a big impact by making monetary donations to support McDougald families' most basic needs. 100 percent of donations made between January 10 through January 31, 2020 will be disbursed to the United Way’s Durham One Fund to help purchase essentials for families until they can return home. 

Please make your monetary donation at the Doing Good in the Neighborhood Emergency Relief Fund webpage. Credit card, electronic check and PayPal are accepted. Please add your affiliation (faculty, staff, alum) and Duke unique ID (listed on your DukeCard) in the comment box where it says “Is there anything you’d like to share with Duke today?”

Those already donating to the Emergency Relief Fund through payroll deduction will have donations directed to the Durham One Fund during the above mentioned time period.