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Fund’s work will continue under new moniker

Fund’s work will continue under new moniker


The Durham Interchurch Assistance Fund committee would like to announce a new affiliation with Durham Middlefield Youth and Family Services. This affiliation will allow all donations to be tax deductible eligible.

With this change, the committee decided to change the name of the fund to, Durham Neighbors in Need, a more apt description of the program goals. The program will continue to provide financial assistance to Durham residents and host events like Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets.

Durham Neighbors in Need began over 40 years ago when our local churches, Church of the Epiphany, Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church and The United Churches of Durham, established a fund that provides financial assistance for rent, heat, disaster relief, food, medical bills and home repairs.

The Durham Neighbors in Need fund will continue to assist the Durham community through the generous donations of our local churches, residents, civic organizations and local businesses.

The fund is administered by the Social Services Coordinator at the Durham Town Hall and a committee of representatives from the public, including church representatives.

To receive aid from Durham Neighbors in Need, contact Social Services Coordinator Melissa Young at 860-349-3153 or via email,

Donations can be made to “Durham Neighbors in Need” and given to our Durham church officials or mailed to Town Hall, Attn: Neighbors in Need, P.O. Box 428 Durham, CT 06422.

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