Today, The Duke Endowment launches a new and ongoing series that spotlights everyday men and women who are making a difference in their communities. “Profiles of Service” will share behind-the-scenes stories and videos of nonprofit staff and volunteers who dedicate their time, talents and hearts to serve others and improve lives.
They include Pearl Johnson, kitchen manager for Ashe Outreach Ministry, who arrives before dawn to cook hot meals for 60 seniors and shut-ins in rural western North Carolina. “I don’t think I’d really be happy doing anything else,” she says.
New equipment will help emergency medical services systems improve the way they respond to people in cardiac crises.
Recent mergers in North Carolina have helped a group of nonprofits offer a broader range of programs for children and families.