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Calvin Duncan's Home: Paying It Forward

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THE STORY:

1985 - Calvin Duncan wrongly accused of murder and sentenced to life without parole or probation in Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

2003 - the Innocence Project New Orleans accepts his case and discovers documents that showed the case against him was unfounded.

January 7, 2011 - after serving nearly 30 years in prison, Mr. Duncan is released and returns to New Orleans to restart his life, with a goal to help others and make a difference.  

Today - We have the opportunity to help Calvin Duncan move forward with his life, as well as help him help others move forward with theirs.

In 2012,  a friend donated a beautiful, century old house to Calvin that can provide him 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 whom Calvin can serve as a mentor. However, this home is in a state of tremendous disrepair and Calvin does not have the funds to renovate it.

Common Ground Relief, a non-profit organization located in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, has agreed to help Calvin restore his home, just as The Innocence Project restored his freedom.  To help Calvin realize his dream of home ownership and help newly released prisoners, we need your help to raise funds for this project. We ask you to consider a donation to help us purchase materials, secure permits and offset our volunteer costs. All donations are tax-deductable and will go directly to the restoration of Calvin’s home.

We can never give back the time that Calvin Duncan spent in prison.  However, working together, we can give him hope, security and help him achieve his goal of helping others who were also wrongfully convicted.  

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$540

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  • Marie

    $10

  • Marina Drummer

    $100

  • Sarah Havemeyer

    $50

  • EmilyRose Johns

    $50

  • Beth Jones

    $20

  • Darrell Robert Johns

    $25

  • Mary Stack

    $50

  • Sam Boskey

    $20

  • Todd and Polly

    $25

  • Wendy Robinson

     

  • Halashon Sianipar

    $40

  • Jeremy Kelley

    $50

  • Ariel Rogers

    $50

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Donor Comments

Ariel Rogers

Ariel Rogers

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jeremy Kelley

Jeremy Kelley

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Halashon Sianipar

Halashon Sianipar

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Wendy Robinson

Wendy Robinson

Best of luck Calvin, you must be a very brave man. 4 years ago

Todd and Polly

Todd and Polly

DONATION: $25

My deepest apologies for this injustice. 4 years ago

Sam Boskey

Sam Boskey

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Mary Stack

Mary Stack

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Darrell Robert Johns

Darrell Robert Johns

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Beth Jones

Beth Jones

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

EmilyRose Johns

EmilyRose Johns

DONATION: $50

4 years ago