Armed Services YMCA, Ft Bragg & Pope AFB

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

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Location: Bldg. 2-2411 Rodney Trail Fort Bragg NC 28307 USA

Mission: The mission of the Armed Services YMCA of the USA, on behalf of the National Council of Young Men's Christian Associations of the United Sates of America, is to put Christian principles into practice through educational, recreational, social and religious programs and services for military personnel, both single and married, and their family members.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I have had the pleasure of volunteering with the ASYMCA part time for the past 7 years. The staff on Ft Bragg is wonderful and genuinely cares about what they are doing. The numerous programs the ASYMCA supports are excellent moral boosters for the military community.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very friendly and dedicated to what they do.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do so many good things for the military community and help support military families in times of need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have had the great pleasure to work with the Armed Services YMCA on numerous occassions. This nonprofit organization always places the needs of the military family first.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the projects that have assisted the military and their families

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

can't think of anything I would change

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They put the families first.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

a caring and giving group

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do much more for the community

Ways to make it better...

they had the 10 million bucks

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Fund raising so more things could be completed for the community

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is a caring and giving organization that always puts the soldiers, airmen, their families, and the community first.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer for the Armed Services YMCA at Fort Bragg & Pope AFB for several years. I helping active duty military personnel spend quality time with their family. Our prorams are also open to Reserve, National Guard, Retirees, and Department of Defense personnel and their families.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Presenting families at holiday time with presents for their children. This is a one-time presentation during their military career and their need is verified by Family Services. I always get a big hug because they can't say thank you; they are choked up

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Staff positions instead of relying on volunteers and donations from generous local businesses. Not increase fees to participate in programs. Have a free pillow or quilt available for each child when their parent(s) deploy.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The ASYMCA at Fort Bragg, NC is absolutely AWESOME! It offers many activities and services for our service members and their families. This month, they held their annual Mother-Daughter Tea. It was just darling~ They offer wonderful programs as Kids Comfort and Baby Bundles. Their staff is friendly and oh so helpful : )

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful and polite. They answered all of my questions with a smile : )

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

As a frequent volunteer throughout our community, the Ft Bragg ASYMCA is by far the most professional, best organized non-profit organization in the area. Through the tireless efforts of the staff and board, the ASYMCA has earned an impeccable reputation throughout the local civilian and military communities. The myriad of programs and services sponsored by the Ft Bragg branch have touched countless numbers of soldiers and their family members,cover every age group, and have been recognized for their excellence. The Ft Bragg ASYMCA provides an invaluable service to a military force stretched by frequent and repetitive deployments and committments.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

touch the entire Ft Bragg military and civilian community and expand an already phenomenally robust variety of programs and services. The impact on the quality of life for our service members and their families would be limitless.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The ASYMCA on Ft. Bragg is an outstanding organization! I have been a recipient of their holiday hearts program and my children have also participated in Kid's Olympics, pre school classes and Healthy Kid's Day for 4 years. Every function they put on is top of the line. The staff and volunteers make you feel like you are worth a million bucks! What a great place to be when you're depressed because your husband is deployed for the 5th time. Thank you ASYMCA!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how happy my children are when they go to the ASYMCA.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how I am treated - like they have all the time in the world to spend with me.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind and compassionate. Also willing to go the extra mile for you.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be the BEST organization in the world

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with our Ft. Bragg/Pope AFB chapter since our family PCS'd here in March 2005. I love all of the fantastic programs that this branch offers the military families here in our community. We have a Mother/Daughter Tea every year, a great Jr Enlisted Golf Scramble that is free to our troops, quite a few classes for the kids - from movement and music, cooking and science to events like Healthy Kids Day and Kids Olympics. These events bring out 100s of families! ASYMCA also does a great job of working with other organizations on post. For the past 5 years they have participated in Walk Around the Block - put on by FAP/ACS. Last year there were over 1000 family members at the event and ASYMCA was able to get to the word out to our families on Bragg about all of the great programs they offer. Every year there seems to be something more added to the list of things that our branch does. So many of my friends love the program they offer for the kids of deployed soldiers after school. Their kids love all of the activities and the moms love the fact that their kiddos are able to talk about their dad being gone and their feelings with other peers. Our branch started Operation Kid Comfort - making free quilts and pillows for the children of deployed soldiers. My daughter loves her quilt. She is 11 months old and finds the photos of her papa and gives them kisses. The staff at our branch are always willing to work hard and do whatever it takes for the families. Holiday Hearts is a HUGE event here on Bragg every year and ASYMCA is right there to make sure the children have gifts under the tree at Christmas. Please check out their website and see what a fantastic program this is! http://www.braggasymca.org/index.htm

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that I have received an Operation Kid Comfort quilt for our daughter.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to get the word out about what this program offers so that more families can take part.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

There is so much to do and they always make you feel so welcome when you come by or offer to help out. Lynne and her staff are like family - our Army Family!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fabulous!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Continue to do all of the programs is runs now and add even more to support the service members and their families here at Ft. Bragg and Pope AFB.

Ways to make it better...

N/A

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Fund Raising and getting the word out.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Please check out their website so that you can see all that this program offers! http://www.braggasymca.org/index.htm

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have worked closely with the ASYMCA branch in Fort Bragg, NC since my Family PCS'd here in 2006. I have worked with the organization both professionally and personally. This organization consistently goes above and beyond to meet the needs of Fort Bragg Soldiers and Families. ASYMCA Fort Bragg, NC is always looking for new and innovative ways to continue outreach and connecting with the community. They offer an array of wonderful programs/services to include: school supply drives, summer camps, before/after school care, kid olympics, healthy kids day, holiday hearts, baby bundles, operation hero, operation kid comfort, fitness classes, craft classes, classy closet, mother daughter tea, etc... The staff is extremely supportive, helpful, and passionate about providing support to Soldiers and Families. This is a busy branch serving an enormous installation expected to grow by over 40,000 in 2011 with a very small staff. If they had the resources to have a bigger staff, I can only imagine what is yet to come!

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome! It is obvious that the staff at the Fort Bragg ASYMCA are committed and caring individuals that strive each and every day to make a difference in the lives of Soldiers and Families.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue to service this large and growing installation. It could offer more programs/services and hire more staff to meet the growing needs of Fort Bragg.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Armed Services YMCA Ft. Bragg and Pope AFB leadership and volunteers are by far the most energetic selfless people I have had the privilege of working with. DO, DO, DO, HELP, HELP, HELP the community is their motto, along with NEVER SAY NO to an organization. I would like to thank them for their energy and enthusiasm for the community.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The enthusiasm for the soldiers and the soldiers families in the community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

AWESOME!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The Armed Services YMCA, serving Fort Bragg and Pope AFB is absolutely, the utmost superior, non-profit serving military personnel and their families in the World. Having utilized countless non-profits around the globe, I can say my experience with them has been wonderful. The personnel and volunteers are experienced, compassionate, and always willing to lend a hand. I have witness them help folks that were wrongly turned away elsewhere. They are the BEST! I absolutely support this organization and what they stand for.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing all the smiling faces of the military parents and children as they enjoy their time together.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Professional, concerned, and thoughtful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Create better "Baby Bundles" for babies born at Womack Army Medical Center. Hire staff to create quilts and pillows for "Operation Kid Comfort", instead of relying on over-worked volunteers. Accomplish more miracles for military at Fort Bragg/Pope AFB.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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