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Vehicle Donations For Family House

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Longtime supporters Mark and Rhonda Zack recently donated a motorcycle to a vehicle donation program, and designated Family House to receive proceeds from the sale. This isn’t the first motorcycle that they’ve sold to benefit Family House, but it is the last: Rhonda’s Kawas… Read More

Art and Healing at Family House

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When many of our guests journey to Family House and take their first steps into our beautiful home, they’re immediately welcomed by our warm volunteers at the front desk and are surrounded by the stunning art here: North Carolina pottery, photos of places nearby, paintings old and new,… Read More

Farewell to Liz Buchman

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Our much-loved Director of Community Relations and Events, Liz Buchman, has headed west, moving to St. Louis, Missouri, with her family. We will miss Liz’s warmth, creativity and talent. In the 16 months Liz was at Family House, she had a positive impact in our community. She led our … Read More

Welcome New Board Member Maureen O'Connor

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Welcome to our newest Board member, Maureen K. O’Connor. Maureen is executive vice president of diversified businesses for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and president of Mosaic Health Solutions, a subsidiary that makes strategic investments in health care companies. "I'… Read More

Fond Farewell to a Longtime Co-Worker

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Our staff said a sad farewell to Maung Nge last week. Maung first started working with us as a Floor Attendant in 2010 and then eventually became our Assistant Housekeeping Supervisor. Not only did he help to keep the house sparkling clean, he also served as an interpreter for other Burmese … Read More

Strengthening the Hospitality House Profession

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July 19-25 is National Hospitality House week, so we thought this would be the perfect time to highlight the work of our Director of House Operations, Janice Ross, and our membership with Healthcare Hospitality Network (HHN). HHN has nearly 200 nonprofit members and works to support and stre… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight - Mulch Madness!

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On a recent early morning while the hot sun was beaming and the temperature was rising, the facilities crew from UNC’s Department of Athletics spread several cubic yards of mulch around our grounds. They worked quickly and efficiently: no sooner had they started spreading the much, and… Read More

BBQ and Golf Tournament Raises the Green!

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Tar Heel coaches, student athletes, Family House guests and hundreds of our supporters came together for the 2015 Tar Heels for SECU Family House BBQ and Golf Tournament. Eric Montross hosted the successful two-day event raising $97,600 in net proceeds - which covers the cost to operate thre… Read More

Celebrating our Volunteers

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On April 9th, a breakfast was held at the Chapel Hill Country Club to honor and celebrate the many contributions volunteers make to SECU Family House. A special Service Before Self Award was made to Wivi Sternbach, one of our early volunteers who passed away in November, in recognition of h… Read More