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United Christian Ministries welcomes new director

United Christian Ministries of Jackson County has appointed a new Executive Director.  

Ann Selby replaced retiring Director Karen Johnson.

“I am honored and look forward to continuing to serve the residents of Jackson County by giving of my time, my talents and my service. UCM meets the crucial needs of our community, helping our neighbors to live healthier and safer lives,” Selby said.

Selby comes to UCM with over 25 years of experience in Business Administration and Property Management. She has also been involved with numerous local nonprofit organizations prior to joining UCM. Selby received her Bachelor of Science from Western Carolina University and has lived in Jackson County for 32 years with her family.

UCM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency that is 100 % funded by donations and grants.  UCM offers residents a client-choice food pantry with fresh fruits, vegetables, bakery items, canned goods, frozen meats, pasta, rice, cereal and staple items.  UCM is the only agency in the county providing toiletry items (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, wipes and diapers).  UCM provides limited financial assistance for critical past due bills such as rent, power, water and heating.

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