On Friday, January 3, 2020 Durham Housing Authority evacuated 171 families from McDougald Terrace due to high carbon monoxide levels and mold conditions. There are still families waiting to be evacuated. You can read more about the situation here.

The United Way of the Greater Triangle announced yesterday that the Durham One Fund has been activated to support our neighbors in Durham. You can donate to support the short- and long-term recovery needs of residents of McDougald Terrace.

The Durham One Fund is also immediately allocating $52,750 to provide $250 stipends that will support individuals and families who have been, or plan to be, evacuated to help cover unexpected costs of being dislocated from their homes, such as food and other personal items.

The Durham One Fund was created in response to April 2019’s gas explosion in Downtown Durham and has already distributed more than $160,000 to support those affected by that disaster. With your support, this fund will also help our McDougald Terrace neighbors who have been impacted by loss, injury, displacement, disruption, and/or other impacts as a result of this unforeseen disaster.

Support the Effort
You can support this effort by giving to the Durham One Fund through United Way of the Greater Triangle, securely online here or use Donor Central to make a grant to the United Way of the Greater Triangle for the “Durham One Fundhere.

If you have any questions regarding these efforts, please contact our Program Officer, Sarah Guidi, at 919.474.8370 or [email protected].


Sarah Guidi

Program Officer
Phone 919.474.8370 ext: 4014
Email [email protected]