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Duke launches Doing Good in the Neighborhood Emergency Relief Fund

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Duke relief efforts

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, Duke University has launched the Duke Doing Good in the Neighborhood Emergency Relief Fund to collect donations for the immediate disaster relief work.

The fund will support the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund and long-term disaster recovery efforts such as cleaning, repairing and rebuilding homes.

Through Duke Doing Good, our community funds new nonprofit projects, kindergarten readiness programs, affordable housing for local residents, and more. Duke employees can make a gift in a variety of ways, including payroll deduction. A total of $629,364 was raised during the 2017-18 campaign.

When Duke staff and faculty give together, we are sending a collective message that we support the communities in which we work and live.

You can also support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, by contributing online or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Members of the Duke community have already launched a number of relief and support efforts for the victims of Hurricane Florence, and many more are planned or in development. The university also has a website – Duke Relief Efforts -- that will be continuously updated to provide information.