Originally published on April 20th, 2020

The Greater Augusta Family YMCA helps community during coronavirus outbreak

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) – Even though the Greater Augusta Family YMCA facilities are closed, they are still providing critical services to the community during the coronavirus outbreak. This includes childcare for essential personnel and making Grab & Go meals for children 18 years old and younger.

Essential personnel childcare is free to partnering healthcare and government employees at the Aiken County, Burke County, North Augusta, and Wilson Family YMCA locations.

The Greater Augusta Family YMCA partnered with USDA and Golden Harvest Food Bank to help keep children healthy and well-nourished by giving free meals to children 18 years old and younger. The Grab & Go meals will be available from Monday through Friday at the Wilson and Thomson Family YMCAs as well as the locations in Aiken County and North Augusta.

The Family Y is also having alternate virtual workouts for you to do at home. Those are available on their social media channels, vendor relationships and YMCA 360.

“The Y is so much more than fitness centers and gyms, pools and locker rooms; we are a cause! Dedicated to strengthening (and protecting) the spirits, minds, and bodies of our friends and communities,” said YMCA President and CEO Danny McConnell.

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