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 promote health and wellness for area residents. Through its commitment to encouraging members of all ages to embrace healthy living, the Y provides an array of programs for seniors ranging from fitness classes to social activities. These efforts are made possible through the generosity of organizations like Ottawa Savings Bank, which recently awarded a $5,250 grant to the Morris Community YMCA in support of the YMCA 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.
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 seniors and YMCA community members.
- Implementing facility enhancements and new safety and social distancing guidelines at our YMCA locations.
The Y would like to thank Ottawa Savings Bank for this donation and the role it will play in providing important services to community members this fall.
To learn more about the YMCA’s Mission Strong Fund or to pledge your support, please click here.
Pictured in top photo: (L-R) Morris Community YMCA Health and Wellness Director Jamie Nelson, Morris Community YMCA Executive Director Missy Durkin, Ottawa Savings Bank President and CEO Craig Hepner, Ottawa Savings Bank Retail Manager Tamara Dahl, and Ottawa Savings Bank Retail Teller Amanda Tully.