Nazareth YMCA continues to endure hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in renovations

NAZARETH, Pa. – It is enjoyable to remain on the YMCA. However it’s much more enjoyable when the Y is updated.

“It has been a very long time coming,” says David Fagerstrom, CEO of Better Valley YMCA.

The Nazareth YMCA is about 100 years previous and, as time has developed, the constructing has not. And now, it not meets the requirements set by the Individuals with Incapacity Act, making it tough for workers and members to get pleasure from it at full capability.

“The constructing supplies the workers with loads of challenges right here,” says Fagerstrom. “A whole lot of programs are previous and drained and worn out.”

The Nazareth YMCA has plans to endure renovations, fully redoing among the childcare flooring and the fitness center, whereas additionally ensuring sure programs are up to date.

“We’ll have a brand new childcare wing for preschool,” explains Fagerstrom. “We’ll have an all-new school-age flooring. We’ll renovate completely the gymnasium and the observe above it.”

These updates are going to price the Nazareth YMCA about $8-million and, at this level, it has roughly $1.6 million left to cowl. However fortunately, Nazareth residents, like Kathy “Keck” Heller, have household ties to the Y and are decided to see the plans come to fruition.

“My mom, Lorainne Keck, was very instrumental within the development of this YMCA,” says Heller.

She says she’s making it her mission to assist the Nazareth Y elevate the remaining funds.

“I’ll be going out and asking people that I do know, that I believe may afford to provide on this capital marketing campaign,” explains Heller.

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Her purpose for being so obsessed with that is one thing many longtime YMCA members can agree on.

“It is one thing that may maintain all generations bodily and mentally alert for a lifetime,” says Heller.