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2018 Flood Recovery

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, between 7-8:15 pm, the YMCA was hit hard by the rainstorms that swept through our area. The main YMCA building is a 95,000 sq. ft. facility that had water covering approximately 40,000 sq. ft. of the building.
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$550.00 donated of $200,000.00 goal
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Though substantial preventative measures were taken to prevent flood damages after the previous flood 2.5 years ago, we still experienced significant damages to our facilities as a result of the flash floods. We are asking for your assistance and generosity as we recover from the damages. The Frederick County YMCA appreciates any and all assistance with the recovery process.

The Y provides more than just a gym to the community. The Y operates as a place for our community’s youth to thrive and build new skills in a safe and educational environment. Families come to the Y to strengthen their families from the inside out. We offer hundreds of programs for seniors, adults, kids, and families. In addition, as a 501(c) nonprofit organization, we provide financial aid for our members to participate in activities, before and afterschool childcare, and more.

Many areas of the Y sustained a significant amount of damage and while insurance will cover some recovery costs, we are turning to you, our community, to help us return to providing amazing programs to our community members who count on us.┬áThe lower level that houses the courtesy counter, locker rooms, aerobic studios, racquetball courts, and pools had 4-6 inches throughout the entire level. The Early Learning Center had approximately 1.5 feet of water, which is significant. The basement, which typically houses the “brains” of the YMCA, took on water that was approximately 10-12 feet in depth.

Please consider a donation – big or small – to help the Frederick County YMCA recover from the flash flood damages.

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