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Volunteer Stories & Honors

“I wish other people could see what I see and experience as a volunteer at the Y. Initially, I was surprised to learn how much need there really is in our community. It’s always been important to me to make a difference in the lives of others, but to have an impact in our immediate community makes it even more meaningful. Many local families have fallen on hard times. When they receive financial assistance from the Y, they are genuinely grateful for the Y's steady, constant, comforting presence in their lives and to have a safe place for their children. I donate and volunteer so that, no matter what, we always have the Y.” - Kari

“In society, some issues can be solved with money, and others can only be solved by rolling up your sleeves and investing your time. The value of volunteerism and the impact it has on improving the community can never be underestimated. What better place to experience that than the Y? As a donor, I can see my dollars at work. As a volunteer, it’s rewarding to see how many people benefit from the Y – from inspiring the potential of kids to motivating healthy lifestyles among adults of all ages and abilities. The Y is a safe haven in the community where you always feel good walking through the door.” - Dan