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Update from CEO Dave Morgan

April 15, 2020

Source: Vicky Kettner
Job Title: Marketing and Communications Director
Department: Marketing/Mission Advancement
Phone: 2693459622147
Email: vkettner@kzooymca.org

It's hard to believe that we are four weeks into the mandatory shut down. I hope all of you are doing as well as can be expected, you are staying safe and you re staying healthy. As we wait to get back to our new normal lives, there are several things that I want to bring to
your attention.

First, I want to encourage all of you to check out our website. There you will find our link to our large menu of virtual workings including a link to our private Facebook page that is currently hosting at least 12 different live fitness classes each week. To date, we ve had over 700 of our members join. It s a great way to work out with some of your favorite YMCA group exercise instructors.

We also continue to do important community work. With our new partnership with the
Sherman Lake YMCA we are now providing over 1000 free meals each day and we plan to
increase our reach, even more, beginning very soon.
Behind me, you will see that we are hosting a Blood Drive in collaboration with the American
Red Cross. Donating blood is essential to community health and the need for blood products is
constant. Healthy individuals can still donate and The Red Cross follows the highest standards
of safety.

The Red Cross needs the help of blood donors to maintain a sufficient blood supply. While we
are full here today, I encourage all of you to consider donating at another drive in our local area.

We are also continuing to support our valuable workforce. During time. For many, their role has changed. In fact, beginning very soon besides our electronic communication pieces you see each and every week we will begin making personal phones to many of you to simply see how you are all doing.

We thank you again for choosing to Stay With the YMCA . It is very important that this partnership continues between all of us.

Stay safe, stay healthy. And thank you for being part of the YMCA.

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