Urban Ministries of Durham connects with the community to end homelessness and fight poverty by offering food, shelter and a future to neighbors in need.
UMD welcomes all neighbors regardless of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs or non-faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
SNAP's emergency COVID funds are set to expire today. The program offered a boosted amount of funds to some 900,000 qualified households receiving food stamps. If you need food assistance, UMD is still offering food pantry services on Tuesdays from 9:30am-11:30am in the parking lot of St. Philip's Episcopal Church Durham, NC (403 E. Main Street). Eligibility requirements are temporarily suspended. We simply request that you wear a mask.
Tina Turner wants to know. What's love got to do with it? We would argue it counts for a lot. How we welcome our neighbors is one of the ways we can love them well. At UMD, we welcome all neighbors regardless of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs or non-faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. How is that love, you ask? That love looks a lot like respect--one of our core values. Respecting one another is how we can love others from the core of our humanity to the depths of our individual differences. Celebrate love today by making a gift in honor of your neighbors to our Let's House Durham campaign. Donate here: http://letshousedurham.org/
🎤 Today, Dennis has the mic. Hear his thoughts on the struggle to find affordable housing--and fight stereotypes. One of the ways you can help? Buy a brick for our Let's House Durham campaign for $15.76. Check out the campaign website here: https://letshousedurham.org/ Want to learn more? Read last week's posts from Wanda and Cynthia. You can also read the Annual Report on our webpage: https://umdurham.org/.../12/UMD_Annual-Report_Digital.pdf
“There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it.” --Dr. King, Nobel Peace Prize lecture, 1964 This reality is the foundation of UMD's #LetsHouseDurham campaign. If every man, woman, and child in Durham gives just $15.76, it represents the cost of paying for every homeless person in our community to be housed for one year. When you look at homelessness this way, Dr. King is right. We have the resources to get rid of it. Join the campaign--or cover the costs of others--so that we can meet our goal of representing everyone in Durham! Make your gift today at www.LetsHouseDurham.org.
🎤 Today, we're passing the mic on to Cynthia. This is what she had to share about the current struggle to get affordable housing. One of the ways you can help? Buy a brick for our Let's House Durham campaign for $15.76. Check out the campaign website here: https://letshousedurham.org/ Want to learn more? Read yesterday's post about Wanda. You can also read the Annual Report on our webpage: https://umdurham.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/UMD_Annual-Report_Digital.pdf
UMD is re-stocking our shelves for the New Year! That means pressing pause on our Food Pantry and Clothing Closet services next week. But have no fear, we will be to distributing food (Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am at St. Philip's) and clothing (Thursdays, 10am-12pm at our Queen Street entrance) the following week.
Help UMD start off 2023 with a bang! Make your end-of-year gift today. Our neighbors in need are facing an especially challenging time this year. Your monetary donations make a real difference in UMD's ability to get creative to meet the needs of our community. Go to www.umdurham.org and click the orange "donate" button to make a gift. You can learn more about the unique challenges clients are facing this year in our Annual Report. You can find the 2021-2022 Annual Report on our website under "About" "Your Dollars at Work." Give Today: https://urbanministriesofdurham-bloom.kindful.com/
The holidays are cheerful and bright for many at UMD thanks to neighbors like you! Clients staying at UMD have received special gifts that make life a little easier: backpacks, hoodies, warm blankets, water bottles, and winter gloves. This practical help makes our friends experiencing homeless feel remembered at a sensitive time of year. Don't worry--there is still plenty of time to make a big impact. Make a donation to UMD and give the gift of HOPE today: https://urbanministriesofdurham-bloom.kindful.com/