Although the Y has been challenged to adapt the way it serves the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis, it has remained dedicated to working with local partners to offer health and wellness opportunities for area residents, provide families with child care and support for remote learning, and promote social responsibility throughout the community. These efforts are made possible through the generosity of organizations like Hometown National Bank, which recently provided a $5,000 donation to the Great Joliet Area YMCA in support of the Y’s Mission Strong Fund.
This generous grant was donated through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Targeted Impact Fund, which was created to provide relief for populations hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and promote racial equity in communities across Illinois and Wisconsin.
These funds will provide assistance to multiple Y initiatives, including:
- Providing much-needed financial assistance for children, families and seniors who are experiencing hardship due to COVID-19.
- Providing valuable health and wellness programming for YMCA Facility and Community Members.
- Providing additional resources and support for YMCA employees.
- Implementing facility enhancements and new safety and social distancing guidelines at our YMCA locations.
The Y would like to thank Hometown National Bank for this donation and the role it will play in providing important services to community members this winter.
To learn more about the YMCA’s Mission Strong Fund or to pledge your support, please click here.
Pictured in top photo: (L-R) Galowich Family YMCA Executive Director Patty Hall, Hometown National Bank Senior Vice President and Greater Joliet Area YMCA Board Member Marc Gorsch, and Greater Joliet Area YMCA President and CEO Jim Watts.