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Statement from Urban Ministry Center regarding reported case of person infected with tuberculosis:

Urban Ministry Center is working closely with the Mecklenburg County Health Department to minimize risk to any persons who may have been exposed to an individual infected with tuberculosis (TB). This individual made use of our agency’s Room in the Inn overnight emergency winter shelter program a total of 14 nights during the months of December 2016 and January 2017.

Urban Ministry Center assisted the Health Department in identifying program participants who may be at risk for exposure, and those persons are being contacted directly by Health Department officials. Urban Ministry Center was first notified of this possible exposure on March 21, 2017 by a Health Department official. Mecklenburg County Health Department has offered free TB testing for all those at risk of exposure. No additional cases have been reported at Urban Ministry Center’s location or among our constituents.

The Hundred Story Home

ki-bookIn 2007, mother of four, graphic designer and UMC soup kitchen volunteer, Kathy Izard listened to a whisper that urged her to quit her job to help house the homeless. Along with building a home for one hundred people, she found faith, forgiveness, and fulfillment in her own life.

Order The Hundred Story Home on Amazon or call 704-926-0622 to purchase through UMC directly. Cost is $15 and all proceeds from the book benefit Urban Ministry Center’s Moore Place!