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Your support during this uncertain time is more important than ever.

 

The Rome YMCA is committed to serving children, families and individuals in our community every day. From after-school programs for under-served children, to helping cancer survivors regain their strength and stamina; or from developing technical skills and character values in young players through youth basketball and soccer to teaching kids to be safe around water and building their swimming skills – the Y is committed to strengthening our community! 

On March 13, we decided to close our facilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of our members, staff, and our community. Since that time, we have been actively seeking ways the Rome YMCA can help our community. Some or our services include:

Food Distribution to Those in Need – We are continuing our partnership with Rome City and Floyd County Schools Nutrition Programs to distribute food to children in our community. The immediate impact on school closures goes beyond the loss of classroom instruction. Some children receiving free and reduced meals experience hunger when schools close and school-provided meals are not accessible. These are often the only nutritious meals children have access to every day. We’ve been working closely both school systems and community partners to address meal access to help meet the nutritional needs of children. 

Since August 2019, we have worked closely with the Floyd County Schools Nutrition Program’s Pop Up Food Markets each month to recruit volunteers from our
membership and staff to box and distribute food to families, adults and seniors who come to the Market. On Wednesday March 25th, we were honored to host the March Pop Up Food Market at Grizzard Park. Over 500 patrons received boxes of free food with the help of many Rome YMCA staff and volunteers. Of note, all of this was done while maintaining proper social distancing and other standards to ensure the safety of the patrons, volunteers and staff. We look forward to partnering with this important food program in the coming months!

Home Workout Videos - Our wonderful group fitness instructors are creating videos to lead you through great workouts at home! Videos are posted on our Facebook page at Rome Floyd YMCA every other day. 

Arsenal Soccer Videos – Our soccer staff is also providing videos on their Facebook page at Rome-Floyd YMCA Arsenal Soccer Club so our players may continue to practice at home.

We hope you agree the work our YMCA is tackling is immensely important for our community during this crisis and as we find our path back to normalcy. But we can’t do it alone…we need you beside us. Please consider making a gift the Rome YMCA to help ensure we have the resources to deliver these critically needed services to our community, members and life-saving healthcare providers.

THANK YOU for being such an important part of our Rome YMCA family. We hope you and your loved ones stay healthy through this challenging time.

 

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