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A Brief History of UGM, Part 2: 1987 to Present

Aug 23, 2018 4:42:50 PM

Part 1 of the history of UGM covered our founding in 1951 through the retirement of Executive Director Harry Altmeyer in 1987. We pick up as his son Phil Altmeyer takes the reins and ushers in a period of growth to meet the growing needs of the community.

Cleaning Out Your Closet, Changing Someone's Life

Aug 11, 2017 10:40:16 AM

You can't build a work history without a job. Working at the UGM Thrift Store helped Lacey and Tiffany overcome their personal obstacles and stay the course.

Shop for Everyone on Your List at UGM Thrift Stores

Dec 15, 2015 4:05:58 PM

Jackie shares some favorite holiday Thrift Store finds!

Recovery and Regaining Confidence

Apr 3, 2015 1:17:00 PM

After spending time at the Crisis Shelter recovering from addiction, Glenda Gray regained confidence working at the UGM Thrift Store.

Lee Brown: Servant and all-around cool guy

Nov 19, 2014 4:56:00 PM

Lee Brown seemed to be living the dream. But when emptiness set in, he realized he was missing the calling God had for his life. Now, he's a role model at UGM.

UGM Motors: Brittany and Brooklyn get new wheels

Sep 9, 2013 11:58:00 AM

Single mom in recovery receives new car from UGM Motors.

Good-bye, dear friend

Jul 1, 2013 12:07:00 PM

From Gang Banger to Responsible Father

Jan 15, 2013 10:22:00 AM

Coming out of a gang lifestyle and prison, Zachariah wasn't sure how to get his life back on track and be a good dad to his daughter.