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Nonprofit Overview

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.

Geographic areas served: Fort Bragg, Pope AFB, and Surrounding Counties

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

8

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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 : )

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

8

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.