United Fund helps YMCA keep promise

Published 4:13 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2007

By By Lisa Tindell – news editor
The Brewton Area YMCA never turns anyone away if they cannot pay for services - and United Fund money helps the facility keep that promise.
The YMCA is one of 16 local agencies to be benefited by contributions to the United Fund of Brewton and East Brewton.
The Brewton Area YMCA offers a variety of programs and services to Brewton area residents with an emphasis on youth-related activities.
Specific programs have also been offered to area youth with success attributed in part to the financial donations from United Fund's treasury.
Other activities receiving financial assistance through United Fund contributions include youth sports activities.
All participants will benefit to some degree since the fees charged at the YMCA do not fully cover all costs incurred, Shaddock said.
The United Fund of Brewton and East Brewton has set a goal of $90,000 for the 2008 fund raising campaign. Currently the group has reached the $60,000 mark and will continue to accept contributions through mid-December.
Sandy English and Barbara Moncrief are serving as United Fund co-presidents for this year's campaign.
The 16 agencies set to receive much needed funds are the Brewton Area YMCA, American Red Cross - East Escambia County Chapter; Girl Scouts - Deep South Council; Brewton Public Library, Brewton Parks and Recreation Department, Escambia County Mental Health Association; Boy Scouts - Gulf Coast Council; East Brewton Youth Sports; Southwest Alabama Mental Health/Mental Retardation Board; Escambia County Cooperative Library System; Alabama Cooperative Extension System; Disabled Children and Adults - Breton Chapter; Hope Place Family Resources; and Christian Community Benevolent Fund.
To make a contribution or to request information concerning the United Fund of Brewton and East Brewton, contact any board member in person or by mail at P.O. Box 34, Brewton, AL 36427.

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