YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga sets 2019 goal of raising $805,000 for community efforts.
CHATTANOOGA, TN – The YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga will kick off its annual Community Support Campaign today at 6 p.m. at the Hamilton Family YMCA. Last year, nearly 200 people attended the kickoff and learned about the many ways the YMCA helps individuals, families and communities through programs supported by its annual campaign.
“The Y offers a place of healthy community that is not available in many places in our society,” said Rev. Janice Keebler, YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga Chaplain.
The Annual Campaign, which runs for the next 5 weeks, is the YMCA’s yearly fundraising initiative that helps to support programs like financial assistance, healthy living programs, the Y’s free community-wide Safety Around Water program, food programs, youth development programs and much more.
“Seeing programs that have so much impact – I’ll do whatever it takes to make that successful,” said Rodney Thompson, North Georgia Community YMCA’s Board Chair.
Last year, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga contributed a total of $1.1 million back to the community. In 2019, the Y is on track to prepare and deliver its one millionth meal, in addition to exceeding its financial contribution to the community.