For the past 10 years, the State Employees Credit Union Family House at UNC Hospitals has provided hospitality services to UNC Health Care patients and their families who live outside of a 50-mile radius of Chapel Hill.
Recently, the Family House announced its capital fundraising campaign of $8 million, which will nearly double the size of the House and the number of people it serves.
The expansion calls for a new building behind the existing eight-year-old building and will add 35 more rooms to SECU Family House. In total there will be 75 rooms throughout the entire house.
The $8 million raised will cover the cost of construction, furniture and landscape for the new building.
“We are making progress so that we will be ready to dig a hole in the spring,” Executive Director of SECU Family House Janice McAdams said. “We need university approval, town approval and money. So we’ve got a check in the box because we needed $6 million to start building.”