We Stand Together

Statement from Eric K. Mann, YMCA of Florida’s First Coast President and CEO, Regarding New Town Shooting

We are outraged and saddened by the senseless hate and violence that claimed three innocent lives. Our community can and must do better. Now is the time for us to come together to love and support the victims’ families and stand together against this and other hateful acts.

We must each play a role in creating a safer and more welcoming community. We must encourage one another to build a more inclusive Northeast Florida. We must protect the rights of every person in our community, including the right to safely complete errands on a Saturday afternoon.

Now, more than ever, we must inspire and empower one another to stand together against hate.