First Coast YMCA Encourages Federal Employees to Learn about Potential Financial Assistance Opportunities at Local Branches

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –  January 18, 2019 — The First Coast YMCA strengthens the community by connecting its neighbors to the resources they need to live healthier, regardless of their ability to pay.

During this difficult time period, the First Coast Y is encouraging any federal employee affected by the government shutdown to stop by his or her local Y branch to inquire about potential financial assistance opportunities available. Because of the generosity of others, the Y is able to provide financial assistance to those in need in order for them to utilize the Y’s life changing programs and support services.

In 2018, the Y provided more than $2.1M in financial assistance for nearly 26,000 people on the First Coast. This support provided adults, children and families with access to healthy living programs, summer camp, swim lessons, hunger relief and more.

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About the First Coast Y

For more than 110 years, YMCA of Florida’s First Coast has been providing men, women and children of all ages, and from all walks of life, opportunities to build stronger bonds, live healthy and become more engaged with their communities. Learn more: fcymca.o