YMCA will remain open through 2015

Published 10:05 am Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Atmore Area YMCA has secured enough funding to keep its doors open through the end of the year and into 2015, the YMCA’s board of directors announced Tuesday.

In a prepared release, the board stated that the YMCA has surpassed its goal to raise $75,000 in donations and outside funding, to meet its current budget shortfalls. The board stated this effort was only possible “through the generosity of local businesses and individuals.”

“We have streamlined our staffing and have outsourced costly services to reduce our expenses,” the board stated in the release. “We believe this, coupled with expanding our programs, and membership of the YMCA will continue to grow and prosper. Thank you for your continued efforts in making the Atmore YMCA a success.”

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Earlier this year, the board had stated that it had to raise $75,000 in outside donations in order to remain open beyond Dec. 31, 2014.