In response to COVID-19 crisis, Ys are providing critical emergency services.

From The Ground Up

Opens in a new window Hurt But Hopeful: My Perspective On What’s Happening In Our Country

YMCA of the USA President and CEO Kevin Washington shares his response to the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others, and the protests that followed.

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Opens in a new window COVID-19 Emergency Services: Child Care

With COVID-19-related school closures and the urgency for essential workers to report to work, there is a critical need for safe child care options across the country. In response, the Y is offering emergency child care at more than 940 locations for families of medical personnel, essential employees and first responders.

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Opens in a new window COVID-19 Emergency Services: Food Distribution

Amid school closures and economic uncertainty, a rapidly increasing number of people are facing food insecurity. In response, hundreds of Ys nationwide are providing free grab-and-go meals to help address this serious issue.

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News From the Y

August 8, 2020

Puddle jumpers are popular, but are they safe? POPSUGAR spoke with Y-USA's Lindsay Mondick to learn more.

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August 3, 2020

Yahoo!Life spoke with Y-USA's Lindsay Mondick about staying safe in the water, whether you're at the pool, lake or ocean.

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July 28, 2020

YMCAs across the country are opening virtual learning centers, to ensure equitable education this fall.

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July 24, 2020

"In the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, the Y.M.C.A. has provided a lifeline to many vulnerable Americans. As the health crisis and its economic disruption eat away at the group’s revenues, the question is whether anyone will throw a lifeline to the rescuers."

Opens in a new window New York Times

July 19, 2020

Kevin Washington spoke with TIME's "Leadership Brief" about the Y's role during COVID-19, the successes of the past few months and the challenges ahead.

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July 8, 2020

Organizations like the Y that are providing food to children this summer have seen an increased need due to COVID-19. 

Opens in a new window The New York Times

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