The SECU Family House in Chapel Hill made a big announcement last month: in just one year of fundraising, they raised more than six million dollars towards a major expansion campaign that will nearly double the size of the house and the number of people they can serve.
Family House officials made the announcement on September 29 at an annual birthday-party celebration at the Carolina Inn. The $6.1 million they’ve raised is about 75 percent of their $8 million goal; they’re hoping to raise the final $2 million from public donations. (The campaign is called “Share the House.”)
Located on Old Mason Farm Road, the SECU Family House offers housing for patients and their families who come in from out of town to receive treatment at UNC Hospitals. The house currently has 40 rooms and serves hundreds of people every year; the expansion project will add another 35 rooms.
SECU Family House executive director Janice McAdams joined Aaron Keck on WCHL last week.
For more information on the SECU Family House – and to find out how you can donate or volunteer – visit SECUFamilyHouse.org.