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Y’s Men Event Assists Families In Need

The Y’s Men’s Program assists families in need during the holiday season. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, it was more important than ever.  The goal each year is to be able to serve families that are not receiving assistance from anyone else at Christmastime. This was the 18th year, and each year the number of families in need continues to grow as well as the number of families served. This program is the only one of its kind in Wayne County — every penny raised goes right to the families. The YMCA partnered with Wayne County Public Schools, Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County, Wayne Pregnancy Center, Wayne Uplift Domestic Violence Program, Seymour Johnson AFB, 3HC. SMOC, and area churches.  The groups were all invited to the YMCA for the Y’s Men Celebration on Sunday. Once they arrived, a volunteer was partnered with a parent/guardian to go shopping at either Target or Wal-Mart. K and W also provided a meal for the children. As they were leaving, each family was given a Blessings Basket that included a Bible, a ham or a turkey, pickles, Chick Fil A coupons, diapers, hats, scarves, gloves, diapers, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. 63 families were served impacting approximately 400 individuals.

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