Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.
The Durham CROP Walk is an annual spring event sponsored by Church World Service. The goal is to raise awareness and financial resources to help reduce hunger locally and around the world. Watts Streeters enjoy the tradition of joining together with lots of other Durham congregations and community organizations on this day with a rally held on the steps outside of Duke Chapel.
In the 1980s, WSBC saw the need for decent, affordable housing and helped kick-start Habitat for Humanity of Durham. We continue to support this work financially and by advocating for affordable housing and eviction relief in our community.
Families Moving Forward provides transitional housing, meals, and other support for families moving from homelessness to permanent or temporary housing. Watts Street partners with Duke Memorial UMC and Shepherd’s House UMC about one week in ten to provide and share nightly meals at FMF.
Urban Ministries of Durham welcomes more than 6,000 people each year who come seeking food, shelter, clothing, and supportive services. We support this vital work through our missions budget, and on the third Thursday of every month, the Sojourners Sunday school class prepares and serves dinner for approximately 220 people at the shelter.