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June 5th, 2018

Good Morning….

Happy Tuesday!  I will provide a brief update on where we currently stand with the renovations and recovery updates.  As previously mentioned great progress has been made and we have been able to access BOTH the lower and upper levels with the exception of the ELC.

YOU NOW HAVE ACCESS TO BOTH LEVELS:

You must still enter the facility through the Front Doors/Main Entrance.  The lower courtesy counter doors will not be open.  To access the lower level you will be allowed to use the stairs located directly behind the front desk and near the fitness center entrances.  If you are in need of handicap accessible options, the elevator is working and available.

On the lower level you may access the Swimming Pools, Steam Room, Saunas and Locker Rooms.

Studio A & Racquetball flooring has been installed.  The workers will be here TODAY, Tuesday, June 5 to sand those rooms and then proceed with painting lines where applicable, and sealing.  This process should take several days and the rooms will also need ample time to dry.

Studio B & Cycle Room flooring has been ordered and we are waiting on delivery and believe installation will occur by the end of this week.  The goal will be to have those rooms available for programming by Monday, June 11 if not sooner.

Studio C is currently being used as a staging area for the equipment and offices that had to be vacated.  The flooring has been ordered and once we can empty that space, new flooring will be installed.  GOOD NEWS for Studio C is that we are planning a flooring upgrade and a wood floor will also be installed in this program space.

PLEASE NOTE:  Work is still being conducted downstairs in the group exercise rooms, offices and racquetball courts.  When contractors are not on site, those rooms will be locked.  As we continue to progress through this renovation, cosmetically we will add the finishing touches to the lower level (paint, baseboard, etc.).

WE NEED YOUR HELP….  If you have questions about the renovations, please ask a Y staff member located upstairs.  PLEASE don’t bother the contractors for details; 1) They don’t know all the details behind the damage we sustained, 2) Every time someone asks them a question and pokes their head into one of the work areas, it slows down the recovery and work.  I appreciate your understanding.

We will have a staff member posted downstairs near the courtesy counter level to assist and monitor access.  If you attempt to enter through a door that is open for contractors only, you will be turned away and asked to enter from upstairs for safety reasons.

The ELC area will be closed off at all times for the next several weeks as that is where the most extensive repairs will be occurring.  NO ADMITTANCE ALLOWED

OTHER INFORMATION

We are using this opportunity to also make a few upgrades to the facility and provide a better flow to the spaces on the lower level.  Again…we continue to move at a swift pace but coordinating the materials, supplies, delivery, temporary storage, etc. is a BIG task.  I am confident we can make all of this happen in a timely fashion.

People are asking how they might help?  That’s an EXCELLENT question. Please continue to visit the website for updates and there is a link to sign-up to volunteer.  Stay Tuned!  As work is needed over the next week or so, once the contractors have given us the GREEN LIGHT to proceed…you will be contacted based on your availability.

If you are looking to donate…again, any monetary donations will be accepted and will go towards installing future flood preventive measures.  All donations are tax deductible.

WE are BLESSED to work and live in the Frederick Community and the response to support what the Y has experienced is overwhelming.  THANK YOU!

Chris Colville, CEO/President

May 29, 2018

Good Afternoon….

I hope everyone was able to enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend.  The YMCA staff and contractors took advantage of holiday weekend and the fact that we were already scheduled to be closed on Monday….and of course some heavy lifting continued throughout the weekend coordinating and working on the renovations POST flood damage.  Two weeks….I can’t believe it’s been two weeks.  PHENOMENAL work has been done in a short period of time to bring certain areas of the building and programs back on line….GREAT job Y TEAM!

YOU NOW HAVE ACCESS TO BOTH LEVELS:

You must still enter the facility through the Front Doors/Main Entrance.  The lower courtesy counter doors will not be open.  To access the lower level, you will be allowed to use the stairs located directly behind the front desk and near the fitness center entrances.  If you are in need of handicap accessible options, the elevator is working and available.

On the lower level you may access the Swimming Pools, Steam Room, Saunas and Locker Rooms.  The Men’s Locker Room renovations are complete with the exception of 2 safety bar/handles to install.  We opened the swimming pools on Friday and swim lessons resumed on Saturday…WHOOHOO.

PLEASE NOTE:  Work is still being conducted downstairs in the group exercise rooms, offices and racquetball courts.  When contractors are not on site, those rooms will be locked.  As we continue to progress through this renovation, cosmetically we will add the finishing touches to the lower level (paint, baseboard, etc.).

WE NEED YOUR HELP….  If you have questions about the renovations, please ask a Y staff member located upstairs.  PLEASE don’t bother the contractors for details; 1) They don’t know all the details behind the damage we sustained, 2) Every time someone asks them a question and pokes their head into one of the work areas, it slows down the recovery and work.  I appreciate your understanding.

We will have a staff member posted downstairs near the courtesy counter level to assist and monitor access.  If you attempt to enter through a door that is open for contractors only, you will be turned away and asked to enter from upstairs for safety reasons.

The ELC area will be closed off at all times for the next several weeks as that is where the most extensive repairs will be occurring.  NO ADMITTANCE ALLOWED

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Flooring for Studio B and the new Cycle Room has been ordered and we anticipate that the installation will occur by the end of this week.  Those 2 rooms should be open by next week, June 4, if not sooner.

Racquetball Courts and Group Exercise class space is now trending on the timeline to potentially be back on line for the week of June 11.  Racquetball Court flooring is being delivered today and needs to acclimate for several days before being able to be installed.  The sub flooring for BOTH spaces is currently under construction.

We are using this opportunity to also make a few upgrades to the facility and provide a better flow to the spaces on the lower level.  Again…we continue to move at a swift pace but coordinating the materials, supplies, delivery, temporary storage, etc. is a BIG task.  I am confident we can make all of this happen in a timely fashion.

People are asking how they might help?  That’s an EXCELLENT question. Please continue to visit the website for updates and there is a link to sign-up to volunteer.  Stay Tuned!  As work is needed over the next week or so, once the contractors have given us the GREEN LIGHT to proceed…you will be contacted based on your availability.

There was a GREAT article in the Frederick News Post, Sunday, May 27.  Please click button below to view the article on their website.

If you are looking to donate…again, any monetary donations will be accepted and will go towards installing future flood preventive measures.  All donations are tax deductible.

YES…the YMCA does have flood insurance for this occurrence, however when the damages sustained are on such a large scale for this project, there will be GAPS in funding to make the necessary repairs.  So if your heart leads you to provide financial support, you can visit the website tomorrow and click on a link to contribute on line for this specific cause.  Thank you for your kind consideration.

Also just dropping off cases of water, individually wrapped snacks are welcomed so that we can keep our key staff, volunteers and contractors FUELED.

WE are BLESSED to work and live in the Frederick Community and the response to not only support what the Y has experienced but reach out to our neighbors and other local businesses too, is overwhelming.  Please keep the residents and business owners of Ellicott City in your thoughts and prayers as well.

THANK YOU!

Chris Colville, CEO/President

May 24, 2018

Good Afternoon….

Well with a full day of sunshine I am pleased to provide some BRIGHT news!

We will be opening the Men’s & Women’s Locker Rooms, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirlpool, Teaching Pool and Lap Pool TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MAY 25 at 12pm.

WHOOHOO!

You must still enter the facility through the Front Doors/Main Entrance. The lower courtesy counter doors will not be open. To access the lower level you will be allowed to use the stairs located directly behind the front desk and near the fitness center entrances. If you are in need of handicap accessible options, the elevator is working and available.

PLEASE NOTE: Work is still being conducted downstairs in the group exercise rooms, offices and racquetball courts. When contractors are not on site, those rooms will be locked. As we continue to progress through this renovation, cosmetically we will add the finishing touches to the lower level (paint, baseboard, etc.).

We will have a staff member posted downstairs near the courtesy counter level to assist and monitor access. If you attempt to enter through a door that is open for contractors only, you will be turned away and asked to enter from upstairs for safety reasons.

The ELC area will be closed off at all times for the next several weeks as that is where the most extensive repairs will be occurring. NO ADMITTANCE ALLOWED

OTHER INFORMATION

Racquetball Courts and Group Exercise class space is still trending on the timeline to potentially be back on line for the week of June 4. We are using this opportunity to also make a few upgrades to the facility and provide a better flow to the spaces on the lower level. Again…we continue to move at a swift pace but coordinating the materials, supplies, delivery, temporary storage, etc. is a BIG task. At this time I am confident we can make all of this happen in a timely fashion.

People are asking how they might help? That’s an EXCELLENT question. Please continue to visit the website for updates and there is a link to sign-up to volunteer, and the Frederick News Post toured the YMCA today and will be posting an article hopefully either this Saturday or Sunday. Stay Tuned! As work is needed over the next week or so, once the contractors have given us the GREEN LIGHT to proceed…you will be contacted based on your availability.

If you are looking to donate…again, any monetary donations will be accepted and will go towards installing future flood preventive measures. All donations are tax deductible.

YES…the YMCA does have flood insurance for this occurrence, however when the damages sustained are on such a large scale for this project, there will be GAPS in funding to make the necessary repairs. So if your heart leads you to provide financial support, you can visit the website tomorrow and click on a link to contribute on line for this specific cause. Thank you for your kind consideration.

Also just dropping off cases of water, individually wrapped snacks are welcomed so that we can keep our key staff, volunteers and contractors FUELED.

TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY! A special shout out goes to Betsy Day, CEO/President of the Frederick Community Foundation and the Board of Trustees who presented a check to the YMCA for $25,000 which will cover the insurance deductible.

WE are BLESSED to work and live in the Frederick Community and the response to not only support what the Y has experienced but reach out to our neighbors and other local businesses too, is overwhelming. THANK YOU!

Chris Colville, CEO/President

May 22, 2018

Good Afternoon….

Rain, Rain go away…come again another day!  PLEASE.

So, even with constant rain all day we appear to continue to be on track and the timelines and dates posted in yesterday’s (May 21) update are still a GO at the moment.

Demolition & removal of debris continues…we are almost finished with this phase.  Plumbers, electricians, and drywall installers have been hustling all day long.

Materials, flooring, equipment and furnishings are in the process of being ordered.

One of the most difficult aspects of going through this type of experience is really managing the logistics and coordination of everything.  The “Putting everything back together again” process…(Just to be clear, I never did like the story about Humpty Dumpty), is a TOUGH job.

KUDOS to the Y facilities staff team and volunteers for doing an EXCELLENT job.

TODAY the only specific update I will provide is about ELC.  This is a GOOD story!

Thank you to the parents who arrived this morning with smiles on their faces, children who were eager to see their teachers and reunite with their friends, and for expressing gratitude to the Y for working so hard to secure a temporary location to operate from.

Our hearts have been heavy and your response to our dilemma is appreciated…words cannot express my gratitude for how you greeted the ELC staff this morning.

THANK YOU!

A special shout out goes to Kaplan Early Learning, a vendor specializing in children’s equipment, toys and furnishings.

PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THIS PART OF THE STORY… This is a great human interest story.

Last Wednesday/Thursday, after realizing it will take several weeks or longer before we can re-open the ELC at the Y…we placed an emergency order for the essential toys, furniture, cribs, cots, etc. with KAPLAN.

The order was to be shipped by UPS truck from North Carolina to Frederick yesterday…arrival scheduled for some time mid-afternoon.

Volunteers & staff were on call & ready to unload and assemble yesterday.  Workers were lined up for Tuesday …TODAY…to then move the items into the Beth Shalom Center prior to 6:30am.

Yesterday afternoon we called UPS for an ETA only to discover the truck was in an accident, less than 2 hours away from Frederick…ALL of our supplies were lost.

YES…this is a true story.  We made a few phone calls to our National contacts and the response from KAPLAN was amazing.  Once they learned about the fate of the UPS truck, they worked all afternoon re-stocking our order and loaded one of their own delivery trucks.

Two drivers drove a truck, and Hal Kaplan, CEO/President drove his personal SUV from North Carolina to the Frederick YMCA last night, arriving in the wee hours of this morning so that the YMCA could be there for the families that depend on our services.

We are beyond touched and moved that a CEO who operates a company that employs over 6,000 workers across the country and worldwide, made the YMCA and the Frederick Community a priority.  ETERNALLY GRATEFUL!

OTHER INFORMATION

People are asking how they might help?  Please continue to visit the website for updates and there is a link to sign-up to volunteer.  As work is needed over the next week or so, once the contractors have given us the GREEN LIGHT to proceed…you will be contacted based on your availability.

If you are looking to donate…again, any monetary donations will be accepted go towards installing future flood preventive measures.  All donations are tax deductible. Also just dropping off cases of water, individually wrapped snacks are welcomed so that we can keep our key staff, volunteers and contractors FUELED.

I am BLESSED to work and live in the Frederick Community and the response to not only support what the Y has experienced but our neighbors and other local businesses too, is overwhelming.

THANK YOU!

Chris Colville, CEO/President

May 21, 2018

First let me start off by saying THANK YOU!  Thank you for your kind words, understanding and patience as we manage through this crisis.

As I had mentioned in the first post last Wednesday, due to the rain that fell Tuesday and again on Wednesday, with a second FLASH FLOOD on our property….we are moving as quickly as we can to determine and assess the damages.

It actually rained harder this year, and even though we did have significant water breach the facility…it was a lot less than 2 ½ years ago.  This was made possible because we implemented and had installed a flood plank system at one of the most critical entry points, and placed temporary sandbags BOTH inside and outside the facility at other critical points of entry.  While we have experienced damage to some key mechanical systems again, this also is less than the previous storm because we took precautionary steps and avoided relocating systems in the basement unless they absolutely needed to be located there.  This helped TREMENDOUSLY.

 

NEXT STEPS/TIMELINE
If you are not aware…we did open the facility, UPPER LEVEL ONLY, this past Saturday. We are currently operating normal business hours for access to the MAIN level which includes the following:

Lobby, Teen Center, Fun Zone, Gymnasium, Health & Wellness Center, Track and the Old Cycle Room, and Restrooms are located off the lobby area.  We do have hot water.

We are asking members and staff to park in front of the building and/or the NORTH or LEFT side of the facility and you MUST use the FRONT ENTRANCE.  The lower parking lot will remain closed as we still have damaged cars that need to be towed, dumpsters will be coming and going all week and of course contractors who will be bringing in supplies and materials.

 

ELC/Early Learning Center
The ELC will open Tuesday, May 22 (tomorrow) at 6:30am across the street at the Beth Shalom Center.  All of the participants will be housed at the site.  Staff & volunteers will be unloading an emergency supply of equipment and furnishings that is scheduled to arrive sometime this afternoon.  Everything will be unloaded, unpacked, assembled if necessary and then reloaded in a borrowed truck from Goodwill (Thank you Goodwill & Team Members), so that we can drive across the street tomorrow for a quick unload and set up.

We are currently revisiting the timeline for the ELC renovations….unfortunately even though we only had 1 ½ feet of water compared to  3 ½+ feet of water previously, it appears that 100% of the ELC is classified as a total loss.

If you are an ELC participant, please continue to monitor the website and check your emails for personalized updates and direct communication that will be provided by Krista Kaplan.kkaplan@frederickymca.org

 

SWIMMING POOLS
The two swimming pools and whirlpool were all drained by last Wednesday, cleaned and sanitized.  We have ordered some replacement pool pumps and parts to repair the boiler system which supports the aquatic center.  We are hopeful that all those necessary repairs can be made this week.

Our goal is to get the pool operational and open by this weekend.  PLEASE continue to check the website in case this timeline needs to be adjusted.  TRUST me…we are working around the clock to get everything back up and running as quickly as we can.

 

LOWER LEVER/GROUP EXERCISE ROOMS/RACQUETBALL/LOCKER ROOMS
Entire lower level closed this week.

The locker rooms survived…obviously they are designed to be a WET area….however they still need to be cleaned and because there is so much other work going on downstairs we still need to close access, at least until we open the pool area.

We have removed the flooring from all of the studios and the racquetball courts already and new materials have been ordered.  If all goes well the new flooring may be installed by the end of this week but we will still need it to cure and be stained and sealed.  We are looking at the week of June 4…sooner if possible.

 

OTHER INFORMATION
People are asking how they might help?  Please continue to visit the website for updates and there is a link to sign-up to volunteer.  As work is needed over the next week or so, once the contractors have given us the GREEN LIGHT to proceed…you will be contacted based on your availability.

If you are looking to donate…again, any monetary donations will be accepted go towards installing future flood preventive measures.  All donations are tax deductible. Also just dropping off cases of water, individually wrapped snacks are welcomed so that we can keep our key staff, volunteers and contractors FUELED.

I am BLESSED to work and live in the Frederick Community and the response to not only support what the Y has experienced but our neighbors and other local businesses too, is overwhelming.  THANK YOU!

Chris Colville, CEO/President


May 18, 2018

We are happy to announce that we will be re-opening the Downtown Y on Saturday, May 19th. ONLY THE MAIN LEVEL WILL BE AVAILABLE USING THE FRONT ENTRANCE. This includes the Wellness Center, Gymnasium, Game Room, Fun Zone, Indoor Track and Cycle Area, and the Main Lobby. There will be NO ACCESS to the lower level.

Saturday Hours: 8:00am-7:30pm
We will begin operating normal hours on Sunday, May 20th with access at the Main Level entrance only.

We ask that all members refrain from parking in the lower parking lot to allow contractor access to the lower level.

Restrooms in the Main Lobby will be available but may not have hot water. The water supply is clean and unaffected by the storm water.
We will still be following a modified schedule for Group X and Dance; view those using the buttons below. Lap swimmers may continue to use the pool at Hood College; please see their schedule below. Sports programs, please visit the Player Space site for any updates to those programs.


Huge thanks to Matan Inc, Goodwill Industries, Woodsboro Bank, the Navy Recruiting Center, and Y Members for their help today in moving equipment and materials quickly and efficiently!

  • Flood Volunteer Photos May 18 2018 01
  • Flood Volunteer Photos May 18 2018 02

May 17, 2018

Video shot by Digital Bard after the first night of the storm.

May 16, 2018

On Tuesday, May 15 between 7-8:15pm the YMCA was hit hard by the rainstorms that swept through our area.  Unfortunately, even after implementing some preventive measures based on our “Lessons Learned “ from the storm that adversely affected the Y two & half years ago…we have incurred some significant damage yet again.

I will do my best to provide a comprehensive update on where we currently stand in regards to the condition of the physical facility, our strategy to provide services in temporary areas and locations, and a timeline.

 

OVERVIEW
The main YMCA building is a 95,000 sq. ft. facility that had water covering approximately 40,000 sq. ft. of the building.  The lower level that houses the courtesy counter, locker rooms, aerobic studios, racquetball courts, and pools to name a few…had 4-6 inches throughout that entire level.

The ELC or Early Learning Center had approximately 1.5 feet of water…which is significant…but the GOOD News is that it is almost two feet less than the last time.

Lastly the basement…the basement typically houses the “BRAINS” of the YMCA…we did take preventive measures and relocated many mechanical items out of that area, raised them higher on the wall if they needed to stay in the basement and created outside barriers to assist with preventing water from entering the building near the “KEY” entry points.

Sadly…the Y was breached on several fronts…however we did put up a good fight and we thought for several hours that we had literally….”Weathered the Storm”.  The basement did take on water that was approximately 10-12 feet in depth…again a significant amount of water but considerably less than the previous incident (almost 20 feet) due to the preventive measures we implemented.

 

STATUS
The YMCA will remain closed for Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18 while we continue to clean up and assess the damage to certain areas of the facility. Beginning last night at 8:30pm we starting pumping water out of the building, but that process was not complete until almost 3pm today. The second storm that hit late this afternoon…early evening, only compounded our existing problem. We currently have limited power phone service. PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR OUR WEBSITE FOR ANY UPDATES.

AREAS OF THE FACILITY AND PROJECTED TIMELINE

MAIN LEVEL
If all goes well the next two days we are planning on being in a position to open the upper level on Saturday, May 19.  This is the level that occupies the front desk/lobby, Fun Zone, Gymnasium, Game Room, Health & Wellness Center, Track and existing Cycle Room.

Under NO circumstance will any member or program participant be able to enter the lower level during construction and renovations.  The point of entry will be the front entrance.

Please click the link below to view the temporary schedule for the Group Exercise Classes, which includes updated dates, times and locations beginning Thursday, May 17th. The schedule is live online and will be updated as soon as other areas become available.

Any Group Exercise Class, Personal Training Class, Karate, or Gymnastics class that is offered at the WAREHOUSE location…is NOT effected and there is NO change to the original schedule. All programs at the Warehouse will resume normal operation on Thursday, May 17th.

 

RACQUETBALL & GROUP EXERCISE & AEROBIC STUDIOS
At this time we believe that all of the flooring in the studios, BOTH A, B & C will need to be replaced, as well as the racquetball courts.  As of today, we have already started to remove the damaged debris and the new flooring has been ordered.  We anticipate at least a week for removal, clean-up and proper drying of the space and then several days for installation.  We anticipate re-opening those areas during the week of May 28.  Please note that this date is subject to change.

 

ELC
The Early Learning Center will most likely take at least two weeks to complete the renovations and refurbish the space.  ALL of the current participants have been notified by phone and are also receiving emails with details on a temporary location that has been secured.  I am happy to announce that starting with Tuesday, May 22, the classrooms will be operating at the Beth Shalom Center, located directly across the street from the YMCA. We have already received a temporary certificate from licensing to operate in that space. Hours of operation will be 6:30am – 6pm. If you are a current participant in the center, please continue to read your direct correspondence from the ELC director on program specifics.  For question or concerns you may reach out to KKaplan@frederickymca.org for more details.

 

SWIMMING POOLS/AQUATIC CENTER
The lap pool, teaching pool and hot tub areas were all submerged with FLOOD Water.  All the tanks have been drained and cleaned already.  The positive NEWS is that we currently believe that the pool pumps and operating systems may not have been too badly damaged and parts have already been ordered and repairs will begin as early as Friday, May 18.  The BOILERS however were completely submerged and we have not yet been able to fully assess the damage.  This is important because the BOILER obviously heats the hot water for the entire facility and will affect the quality of the pool temperature.  We anticipate that the repairs and final cleaning can be completed over the next week.  The TENTATIVE date for the possible re-opening of the Aquatics Center will be next Thursday, May 24.  PLEASE NOTE THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  If you need additional information regarding aquatics, please contact smeddaugh@frederickymca.org

Hood College is offering access to any Y members seeking to swim laps.  Please visit their website using the button below for their times and availability.

 

Swim Team:  Practices have been adjusted and rescheduled through this weekend.  Please check in with your coaches for additional information and schedule changes for anything beyond next week.

FEE based swim classes and or lessons: All swim lessons and /or classes are cancelled until the pool re-opens.  Refunds and/or credits will be issued if we cannot offer or provide reasonable dates for make-up classes.

 

SPORTS
The Youth Sports soccer practices will be cancelled for the remainder of the week. Please continue to monitor the website for game schedule changes that may be affected by the continued poor weather forecast.

The Volleyball League that utilizes the gymnasium at this time will not have practices for the remainder of the week and should NOT be affected otherwise if the main level re-opens on Saturday.

 

DANCE
The Dance program will follow a modified schedule that can be viewed below.

 

HEAD START
Lastly, we have one Head Start classroom that is located at the Lucas Village Community Center.  We are cancelling that class at this time and are unable to currently serve those children until further notice due to flooding that occurred at the Housing Authority Property.  If you are a Head Start participant that utilizes that location and have questions or need additional information, please contact SWantz@frederickymca.org

On behalf of the staff and the YMCA Metro and SOCO Advisory Board Members we would like to thank you for your support, understanding and patience as we manage through this process of rebuilding and restructuring our services.

With a DEEP Heart and love for our COMMUNITY…
Sincerely,

Chris Colville, CEO/President

May 15, 2018

Due to the amount of rainfall that has fallen over the past few hours, the Downtown Y facility, including the Early Learning Center, will be closed on May 16th. 


Thank You!

Immediate Responders

Those who came the night of the flood.
Initial Recovery Efforts

Those who responded in the days that followed.
Provided Meals

Those who provided fuel to the countless contractors and volunteers.
Continuing Recovery Efforts

Those who continued to support us as we make a full recovery.
Steve & Carole HeineRichard FootWoodsboro Bank
Steve Heine
Centenial Memorial United Methodist Church
Deb Linton
Morgan Keller
Darrell Guyton & Numerous Staff
Anne RollinsWegmans
Valerie Bodnar
Kaplan
Hal Kaplan
Leigh AdamsTom TaylorM&T Bank
Michelle Shipley
Triple Crown Construction
Chris Rapp
Alan MullendoreMatan
Scott Cowperthwaite & Numerous Staff
MKS&H CPA and Business Consultants
Jen Barrett
Danny FarrarNavy Recruiting Office
Derrick Wolf
Charlie Seymour

We appreciate our community!

"Bless all of your employees and volunteers. This is beyond heartbreaking. The strength and faith of the community will be there to support you." ~Jeri Kalins via Facebook"Let us know if you need any volunteers to help clean up!" ~Jessica Almodovar Rodriguez via Facebook"Good luck, Y Staff. After 2015's flood I'm impressed no one just folded their resignation into a paper boat and sent it into the Y afloat."
 ~Julia Marie via Facebook
"We are your neighbors (and members) on Motter Ave and this one was worse for us than last time, and last time we had 44 inches in our basement. In the throes of all of this havoc it has created for us tonight we are thinking of you guys tonight too."

~Beth McKew via FacebookSo sorry to see its happened yet again. Wishing you the best of luck with repairs to get back up and running."

~Nick Fitzpatrick via Facebook"Please let us know if we can help in any way. We would be happy to open our fitness center to your members during this time just as you did for us!!"

~Frederick City Rec via Twitter
"Thinking of @YMCAofFREDERICK and anyone who had flood damage after last night ridiculous rain 🌧. #EDCO had 2” in assembly area #FrederickMD"

 ~EDCO via Twitter"Thanks to everyone who is helping in getting the Y put together again, God Bless each & everyone, looking forward to opening day at the pool."

~Rose Marie Myers via Email"I just wanted to let you all know that I'm very sorry for the losses sustained from the devastating flood. I'm very impressed (especially as a new member) as to how quickly and thoroughly you have responded with updates and repairs. I was surprised to hear how quickly you all acted and how fast you all are moving on the restoration efforts. Job well done. Thank you for this great facility!"

~Linsie Fish via Open Line
"Awesome community"

~Tammie Workman via Facebook"You are all doing an amazing job!"

~Kathleen Daniels via Email

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