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Job Posting: Facilities Assistant

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Job Description – Facilities AssistantSECU Family House at UNC Hospitals Reports to: Facilities ManagerHours/Week: 20, including 4 hours each weekendWages: $20 per hourFLSA Status: Non-exempt The OrganizationSECU Family House at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC is… Read More

Job Posting: Finance Associate

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Job Description – Finance AssociateSECU Family House at UNC Hospitals Reports to: Finance ManagerHours/Week: 8 – 10Wages: $30 per hourFLSA Status: Non-exempt The OrganizationSECU Family House at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC is a safe, nurturing, affordable ho… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Andrea Hubble

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When you think of the phrase “eager beaver” it may bring about thoughts of someone who is up for anything. Or perhaps it draws images of someone prepared for a certain task. The definition of an “eager beaver” from the dictionary is listed as "a person who is extremel… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Terry Reno

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Family House guest Terry Reno lives in Asheville, North Carolina in Buncombe County – one of the top ten counties where our guests come from. Earlier this year he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgin’s Lymphoma, a cancer that starts in white blood cells. Initially treated at Mission … Read More

History of the Family House Cow

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"In 2012, North Carolina artists were asked to paint a cow to enter the Cow Parade, a fundraiser for UNC Children’s Hospital.  Fifteen life-size cows were painted and sold, yet some were returned to the Hospital as gifts.  Our Bearden Bovine was offered to us by the Hospita… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Pamela Tudrym

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“Volunteering is one of the best measures for the health of society because it tells us how involved and how invested people are in their communities.  When you volunteer, you’re not waiting for someone else to improve life in your community – you’re taking mat… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Heather Ledbetter, In Her Words

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“I have stayed at SECU Family House multiple times since 2011 because I have had a liver transplant and two kidney transplants at UNC.  My family has also stayed at Family House when I have been hospitalized.  All the staff and volunteers are so helpful and caring. I feel l… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Terry & Wanda Morrison

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Married for 52 years, Terry and Wanda Morrison are a retired couple from Wilmington, North Carolina.  Two years ago, Terry was diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), a type of cancer that starts in blood-forming cells of the bone marrow and invades the blood. They had … Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Musicians

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       Music soothes souls. Since 2009, Family House has staged hundreds of performances for guests in genres that include gospel, bluegrass, classical, and West African folk music. UNC glee clubs are crowd-pleasers, as are magicians. An Andy Griffith impersonator even c… Read More