Letter to the Editor

YMCA of the Okobojis receives Good Neighbor funds

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The YMCA of the Okobojis would like to recognize and thank the Good Neighbor Fund for the donation given to the Y, which impacts both the Bedell Family YMCA and Camp Foster YMCA.

The Bedell Family YMCA received funding to assist in the purchase of new AED machines for our three facilities and, additionally, some of the funds will help offset the costs to the Y for hosting North Area Special Olympics events for the state of Iowa. A portion of the gift will also be used for new water aerobics equipment.

Camp Foster YMCA also received funding to purchase new AED machines. This funding will help ensure the safety of 3,000 campers/camp counselors this year! Any remaining dollars after purchase of the AED machines will go toward new batteries and upkeep for the camp golf carts.

Without dedicated and engaged donors like the Good Neighbor Fund and community members who are willing to give, the YMCA of the Okobojis couldn't continue to serve the community in our current capacity. We thank you for the continued support and look forward to continued partnership in the future.