YMCA answering the call

YMCA's converting to help with emergency childcare for first responders and health-care workers.

The YMCA of Northwest Florida (YMCA) is responding to an urgent community need due to COVID-19. City, hospital and federal leaders have asked that the YMCA’s support workers on the front lines by providing emergency childcare for first responders and health care workers. The YMCA’s of Northwest Florida include the Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA in downtown Pensacola, the Northeast YMCA on Summit Boulevard in Pensacola, and the Betty J. Pullum Family YMCA in Navarre.  According to CEO, Michael Bodenhausen, the YMCA staff is currently working on converting facilities to assist first responders and health care workers, “so they can fight for all of us,” said Bodenhausen in a video released yesterday. In closing, Bodenhausen asked YMCA members to continue to keep their memberships current to assist them in meeting the needs of our community. “If your circumstances allow, maintain your YMCA membership. Please consider doing your part, we need your help so we can continue to do our part. When we emerge from this crisis, your YMCA will be here for all,” concluded Bodenhausen.  

The YMCA of Northwest Florida has been a leader in youth development, adult wellness and community support in the Florida Panhandle for nearly 130 years. 

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