The YMCA of Pulaski County has been serving the community for nearly 75 years! Over the years, just like Pulaski, we've seen highs and lows, victories and loss, success and defeat. Once again, we find ourselves paralleling our community, entering an exciting time of new possibilities and growth. While the pandemic presented uncertainties and challenges, it also allowed us to be creative, teaching us to be nimble and persistent. Over the last year, the YMCA was blessed to be in a position to meet community needs, like adding more than 100 childcare slots, offering out-of-school time to more than 150 school age students (which included 42 full virtual learning days), and offering 40 Emergency Summer Care slots for essential workers. We also found new ways to stay in touch and connect with our senior population, who were not only more at risk but vulnerable to isolation. Our on-staff nurse, Wendy, called, sent cards, and when needed, even delivered groceries to each of her 85 Cardiac Maintenance members. We looked for ways to provide safe opportunities for normalcy, like hosting a Highland Games, Homerun Duck Derby, Push/Pull and, most recently, a Healthy Kids Day. In the mix, we've also found new appreciation for schedules and predictability as we welcomed members back to their favorite treadmill or exercise class.
As we move past this strange time our YMCA will not only hold on to the new skills, programs and opportunities that developed but continue to seek ways to serve our neighbors. Our goal remains to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy mind, body, and spirit for all. Meeting our fundraising goals, allows us to do just that; ensuring we have financial assistance that will bridge the gap for anyone interested in becoming part of our YMCA family.
Thank you for supporting youth, families and health in Pulaski County by donating to our YMCA.
For a better us.