YMCA gets $250K for New Building
The Danville Family YMCA is one big step closer to its new complex at the former Dan River Inc. Long Mill property, thanks to a $250,000 donation from the Hughes Memorial Foundation.
At a brief ceremony Wednesday, July 7, 2011, Sarah Folmar, CEO of the YMCA, aid the money is earmarked for use in creating the childcare center at the new building.
Linda Owens, Executive Director of the Foundation, said the Foundation’s 85-year mission has been to “do things for the benefit of children…this helps kids and helps carry on what we’ve been doing.”
Folmar said the foundation has been a long-time supporter of the YMCA, providing The current playground and supporting numerous other endeavors that benefit “at-risk and needy children.”