YMCA of the Wabash Valley Waives Membership Fees for Federal Employees During Government Shut Down
The YMCA of the WabashValley seeks to help those affected by the recent government shut down by openings its doors to federal employees. From now through the end of March, all federal employees who show their government issued ID at the Y will receive a complementary membership to the YMCA in Clay and Vigo Counties. The Y will waive the registration fee as well as monthly membership fee for all federal employees during this time.
The YMCA will also waive the child watch fee, valued at $10 per month, for federal employee families that have a membership at the YMCA. Additionally, children of federal employees currently enrolled in the YMCA after school care program will have fees waived during the months of February and March.
"The YMCA realizes that the government shut down has significantly affected many families in our community," stated Ryan Penrod, CEO of the YMCA of the Wabash Valley. "We want to remind our community that the YMCA is here to help. We hope that by allowing families of federal employees to utilize the Y and our afterschool care program, we can make this time a little less stressful for those affected."
Community members who are federal employees whose children are not currently enrolled in the YMCA afterschool care program, but are in need of child care during this time, can contact the YMCA to discuss child care enrollment. Questions regarding the program can be directed to Michaela Sinclair in Clay County at 812-442-6761 and Ali Weber in Vigo County at 812-232-8446.