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United Community Ministries volunteers Mary Atta-Akosah (left) and Rick Basham of Mount Vernon (right) stock food in the pantry that serves at least 100 clients each day.

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Mount Vernon: UCM Adjusting How To Elevate People Out of Poverty

Nichelle Mitchem has always been interested in poverty issues. “In the high school yearbook, other people’s future interests were roller-skating and disco dancing,” she said. “Mine said ‘poverty lawyer.’”


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