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6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I got involved with the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska in 2007 while trying to create a fishing tournament that would take returning Combat Veterans fishing for a day out of Seward Alaska. In the process of trying to get information out of the Military Bases about how many people they would be able to make available, I was directed to the ASYMCA to use as a liaison. After that first very successfull year I have partnered up with the ASYMCA and continue to take upwards of 400 returning Combat Veterans fishing each year. I was asked to be a board member in 2009 and was very happy to accept, I am involved in several non-profits but none that make me as proud as the ASYMCA of Alaska.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In all my life I have never had the pleasure of working with a more dedicated and tireless group. The Staff, Board and Volunteers of the ASYMCA of Alaska are simply the best. There doesn't seem to be anything they can't do if it helps to "Serve those who Serve America".

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for the ASYMCA since 2007 in many different capacities.From planning their Father Daughter Gala, to serving hot dogs at the Valentine's Day Military Appreciation. Everyone in this organization steps up and helps. There is no job too big or small for what they are willing to do for the servicemembers they support.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered in various capacities with the Alaska Armed Services YMCA since 2005. The tireless energy and heartfelt commitment of every staff member shows through in the many activities and services they provide to the servicemembers and their families. If want to show your support for our military, you can be sure these folks will put you to work where you are needed most and suited best. Your donations will support a variety of services-from winter van rides for stranded spouses to fishing tournaments for young servicemembers to Valentine's Fairs for the spouses of the deployed. They do it all and they do it well!

6

Donor

Rating: 5

As a community member, and Marine Mom, I can't imagine a more giving & wonderful organization supporting our military community here in Alaska

7

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!