When you’re busy making a difference in your community, keeping your website updated isn’t exactly your top priority. Urban Ministries of Durham approached Carrboro Creative in need of an easy-to-navigate, intuitive website that would be easy for their team to edit over time. They felt their previous website was outdated, hard to navigate, and difficult to edit, which makes sense because it was built using HTML entirely. Of course, we were honored to create a beautiful, modern WordPress website in support of their mission to end homelessness and fight poverty by offering food, shelter, and a future to neighbors in need. The best part? Now, instead of spending time fiddling with HTML, they’re able to easily update their site so that people can quickly learn how to donate and volunteer with this incredible non-profit, as well as find the resources they need quickly. Plus, the changes we made optimized the site for quick loading on desktop and mobile, which will help the site attract and retain more attention from search engines like Google.
Explore Urban Ministries of Durham’s website mockups and visit their website to learn more about how they’re working to end homelessness and fight poverty.
Built on respect, accountability, and collaboration, Urban Ministries of Durham has developed a reputation for servant leadership throughout the Triangle. This isn’t surprising since the UMD team has been serving the community faithfully for over 20 years.
More specifically, 2001 was the year that The Durham Community Shelter for HOPE, St. Philip’s Community Café, and the United Methodist Mission Society came together to form the incredible organization that we now know as Urban Ministries of Durham.
The Urban Ministries of Durham mission is “to connect with the community to end homelessness and fight poverty by offering food, shelter, and a future to neighbors in need.” And, with almost 4,000 volunteers, a committed team, and an abundance of donations, UMD serves over 6,000 people every year! This community-centric nonprofit shows that it cares by housing close to 850 people, providing 3 meals a day (every day), and clothing over 500 households annually.