Co-founder of N.C. lender attacked in Durham
Martin Eakes, 54, was attacked on Corcoran Street Monday night, police said. He received stitches and may need surgery to his arm, officials said.Posted — Updated
Eakes and his wife co-founded Self-Help in 1980 to give economic opportunities to minorities, women and low-income families. The organization has grown to more than $1 billion in assets and has helped provide financing to more than 50,000 homeowners.
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