A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO
REGARDING OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Rockland County Y Members and Families,
Thank you for the positive messages of support sent to myself and our Leadership Team. Throughout this time of distress for everyone, we appreciate all the encouragement and support shown by so many of our members, friends and donors. It truly shows how supportive of a YMCA and community we have here in Rockland County.
Based on continued recommendations from the CDC, state and local health officials, and area health departments, we must extend our temporary suspension of all YMCA facility access and programs through May 15th. We will continue to keep you updated with the news and communication from the health authorities as we receive it.
At the Rockland County YMCA, everything we do is guided by our commitment to nurture the potential of children, support your health and well-being, and provide support for our neighbors and the community. We’re so much more than a gym. And here, at the Y, you’re much more than just a facility member. At our YMCA, you’re a part of our purpose and you’re a partner in strengthening the foundations of our community.
Stay With Us - Your YMCA Membership Choice
As our Y responds to our community’s needs during this unprecedented time, we ask that you retain your membership with us if you are able. Not as a facility member, but as a cause-driven member. Your membership fees enable our Y to help build back the community, support our youth and families, and remain strong through these extraordinary circumstances so that we can continue to serve you when this is over. In this past week, we've opened up our child care for emergency care/essential workers, reached out to the elderly and others in need to ensure they have what they need during this time, explored and shared other community resources, launched virtual group exercise classes and other at-home activities. At this time, we want to offer you options regarding your membership. All members are currently on hold however you can still support the Y with the following options: Please click the link to submit your request via our online form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- REMAIN A SUSTAINING YMCA MEMBER: Keeping your membership active will help ensure we remain fully focused on our efforts to support our community and adjust quickly when called upon. If you choose to keep your membership active, please know how grateful we are for your willingness and partnership. If you wish to continue your current membership draft in support of our Y, we thank you.
- REMAIN A YMCA MEMBER AT 50% Rate: We understand that your financial situation may have changed, and we would love for you to Stay With Us as a YMCA Member. As a Thank You for your willingness to help our YMCA, we will charge 50% of your current Membership Rate while our branches are temporarily closed.
- PLACE YOUR MEMBERSHIP HOLD: You don't need to take any action to retain this status. We understand none of the above options are feasible for everyone. Our membership team will take the necessary steps to place your membership on hold at no cost during our temporary suspension of services.
- DONATE AND DO MORE: If you wish to make an individual donation to Support Our Y as we Support Our Community, please click the link to submit your information . We will ensure you receive the appropriate tax letter for your charitable donation.
We realize you have to make the best decision for you and your family. On behalf of everyone in the community counting on our Y in the weeks ahead, we remain Here For You through this global pandemic and Thank you for your strong consideration to Stay With Us. In time hopefully sooner rather than later children will once again play basketball and learn to swim. Seniors will engage in water exercise, T'ai Chi, Enhance Fitness and pickelball. Adults will run on the treadmill, enjoy our indoor cycling, Zumba, Yoga and the fitness center. And everyone will be greeted with big smiles at the front desk. We look forward to seeing you when that time comes.
For more information contact:
Chuck Maze, Chief Executive Officer 845 358 0245 CMaze@rocklandymca.org