Calvin Duncan Fundraiser: In 1985, a New Orleans Ninth Ward resident by the name of Calvin Duncan was wrongly accused of murder and sentenced to life without parole, probation or suspension of sentence. He was imprisoned for over 28 years in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for a crime he did not commit. Today we have the opportunity to help Calvin Duncan restore a historic home that was donated to him by a friend in 2012. The house is a beautiful century old wood frame house that can provide Mr. Duncan with a wonderful home and a sense of security. In addition, the house has enough space to include a small living area for recently released prisoners for who Mr. Duncan plans to mentor.
To help Mr. Duncan realize his dream of home ownership and to help mentor the formerly incarcerated, we need your help to raise funds for the project. We ask you to consider a donation to help us secure funds for permits, purchase building materials, pay skilled construction workers and offset any construction management costs. Any amount of money helps. All donations are tax deductible and will go directly at the restoration of Mr. Duncan’s home.