Duke Doing Good in the Neighborhood maintains a fund to respond to emergencies that affect our community and state.

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Duke is deeply concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on our neighbors in Durham and is providing support to a variety of organizations through the Duke-Durham Fund: Emergency Relief for the Community (DDF). The fund will provide grants to community-based organizations for projects that address immediate, basic needs including food, shelter, and childcare for individuals and families affected by COVID-19.

Beginning April 1, 2020, contributions to the Duke Emergency Relief Fund will be directed to Duke-Durham Fund: Emergency Relief for the Community. Those already donating to DGIN: Emergency Relief Fund through payroll deduction will have donations directed to the Duke-Durham Fund: Emergency Relief for the Community for the immediate future.

We want everyone in the Durham community to know that Duke cares. We are stronger together and even small donations can add up to make a significant impact. Every dollar donated helps to provide greatly needed relief to individuals in the Durham community.

About the Duke Emergency Relief Fund

The Emergency Relief Fund has been employed during other emergencies. From January 10-31, 2020 funds were donated to the hundreds of McDougald Terrace public housing residents in Durham displaced due to reports of unsafe living conditions.

Duke established the Emergency Relief Fund during the 2018-19 fiscal year to support Hurricane Florence recovery efforts through theĀ North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund. Since then, the fund has been available to help the Duke community quickly make a collective impact during emerging crises or disasters.