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.
In Greenville, S.C., a Nurse-Family Partnership nurse describes how home visits help first-time mothers and their children.
The field education program at Duke Divinity School creates enriching experiences for students and congregations alike.
A unique program that provides specialized care for older adults with memory loss is being replicated in Greenville, S.C.