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COVID-19 Response Update
Based on continued recommendations from the CDC, state and local health officials, we must extend our temporary suspension of all YMCA facility access and programs.
Published 03.27.20 12:00 pm
This is a challenging time for all of us, our state and country. COVID-19 is a global pandemic and a national emergency, and nobody is sure what the days ahead hold. Given all the uncertainty and the stress that come with these challenges, it has never been more critical to stay together, even as we follow the guidelines from officials to keep each other safe and healthy.
Based on continued recommendations from the CDC, state and local health officials and our local health department, we must extend our temporary suspension of all YMCA facility access and programs.
It is our strong intention to resume all normal operations as soon as possible. We will continue to keep you informed as our community and state continue to respond to COVID-19.
In times of crisis, caring for our neighbors is more important than ever. We are here to continue providing safe opportunities for people to stay active, engaged, and supported. The Y is so much more than a gym. And here, at the Y, you’re much more than just a facility member. At our YMCA, you’re a part of our purpose and you’re a partner in strengthening the foundations of our community.
While we know you’d prefer to be here with us, working out, attending classes, swimming in our pools, and spending time with other members, we ask that you stay with us – not simply as a facility member, but as a cause-driven member.
You can help, and we’re counting on you.
Stay With Us – Your YMCA Membership Choice
As one YMCA, we ask that you stay with us. Your membership helps support our efforts and ensures our Y remains strong and poised to meet the critical needs in our community during this unprecedented time.
Even though our facility doors are closed right now, we are hard at work. Last week we began supporting local feeding programs by transporting hundreds of meals daily to children throughout New Hanover County. Today, we are offering child care for essential personnel so that they can continue to work during this critical time while knowing their children are in good care.
At this time, we want to offer you options regarding your membership.
Keep your membership active. Keeping your membership active will help ensure we remain fully focused on our efforts to support our community and adjust quickly when called upon. If you choose to keep your membership active, please know how grateful we are for your willingness and partnership. You don’t need to take any action to retain this status.
Convert your membership to a donation. If you wish to have your membership dues converted to an ongoing, tax-deductible donation during our temporary suspension of facility access and programs, please fill out this online form. You’ll continue to be drafted monthly for your donation and when we resume normal operations, your donation will end. At that time, we’ll convert you back to regular membership. Again, we are deeply grateful for your willingness and partnership.
Place your membership on hold. If you wish to place your membership on hold at no cost during our temporary suspension of services, we understand. Please fill out this online form and our Membership Team will adjust your membership accordingly.
We realize you have to make the best decision for you and your family. On behalf of everyone who will depend on our Y in the weeks ahead, thank you for your strong consideration to stay with us. Our community needs you.
Supporting Our Community In Times of Need
The coronavirus outbreak has created enormous uncertainty for us all, but how we respond is within our control. As soon as it became apparent that our Y needed to change course to support our community, we did. Our teams immediately mobilized to explore ways to support you and our community. By continuing to be a part of our Y you’re helping us deploy and expand these resources and services.
Child Care for Essential Personnel – We are working with local leaders to provide child care options for those who need it most. Learn More
Food Distribution to Those in Need – We are supporting local feeding programs by transporting hundreds of meals daily to children in need throughout our community. Learn More
Virtual Exercise Classes – We continue to share resources to keep our members and participants safely connected, active and healthy during this time in spirit, mind and body. You can visit your Virtual YMCA here.
Community Resources – With recent closures of schools, restaurants and many other businesses, families are adjusting to a new normal. We want to help you navigate through this crisis by helping to provide resources to better support your needs. Learn More
Reaching Out – We are reaching out to our senior members to ensure they have what they need during this time. If you are in need of support, Click Here
There is much more work ahead for our Y. Moving forward, we’ll share updates and additional resources with you as well as keep you informed on our efforts to support our community. Please continue to visit our website for the most up-to-date information on our YMCA.
Again, I want to thank you for being a part of our Y community, for your membership, your support and your trust. We’re in this together, and together, we’ll emerge stronger.