I liked my "Y" story last year. It forced me to sit with introspective thoughts and share with the world. I found that I enjoy the alignment of my beliefs and this great organization, and that we affect our community together very positively. It showed me that my passion and input can be transformed into service to my community. So this year- It's all about the VETS!
Summit Family YMCA is hosting Coweta/ Fayette County's first Veteran's Expo. Our goal is to bring services for veterans and veteran owned businesses together to strengthen the support of those that have served our country. This event, will be free to the community, and all are welcome. We know vets have families and family members also need to know how to locate veteran services. Your donation will ensure that we can host as many services and organizations as possible. The more organizations at the "table", the more resources we have at hand, and the stronger we are for our Vets. Our goal is to host 30 companies/services to address needs of our Veterans. Please give!
(Simply adding to the last year's story) I ask you not to be a sponsor, but an advocate for the “Y”. The “Y” is the only organization that truly means community and serves every member within it, regardless of age. When you help support a child in our preschool program, each child gets a better opportunity to adapt to a learning environment, and obtain skills to be less disruptive in a classroom and learn more. Once at the “Y”, this preschooler is exposed to sports and team building or education with S.T.E.A.M programs. Imagine this child as a teenager, through desire or encouragement, enrolled in our Teen Leadership program. This teenager grows to be a responsible young adult that volunteers as a coach, a companion to those older, or goes to serve in the armed forces. This individual impacts our community greatly and positively. Only because of your support can we continue to enrich our children and offer support to our veterans in a way never seen by this community before.
First of all, Servants of all,
Dr. Charley Cheney III