Cindy Southern, chairperson for the Hensel Eckman YMCA’s sustaining campaign “We Need Each Other,” recently reported that the YMCA had achieved 60 percent of its $100,000 goal by Nov. 9.
“We are excited that the community has taken an active role in helping us achieve this financial need to make facility improvements and expand our programming,” said Southern. “Just this past weekend, we had over 200 people attend our pancake breakfast at Fatz restaurant where we were able to raise over $2,500 with our silent auction. We are very appreciative of the items donated by local businesses and the public response to this event. ”
Southern also said that anyone who pledges their tax deductible financial support to the YMCA now will not have a payment due until the first quarter of 2014.
“This is a great way to ensure that the Y receives sustaining income throughout the year,” said Southern. “As residents of Pulaski County, we need to support the organizations that have an impact on our citizens and their quality of life. The YMCA has a vision and mission to meet this need, but we need each other for our continued success.”
Donations can be sent to the Hensel Eckman YMCA at 615 Oakhurst Ave, Pulaski, VA 24301 or www.pulaskiymca.org.