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March 25, 2010

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March 25, 2010

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

being there when our service members return home.

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

the over-whelming community involvement.

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

very dedicated.

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

be even better than it is today!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 25, 2010

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March 25, 2010

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".

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

Seeing the faces of little (and not so littel) girls who attended the Father Daughter Gala.

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

Give it more money to more good work.

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

The selfless people that are involved and trying so hard to take care of those that need assistance.

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

Simply wonderful. every one of them.

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

Do even more for more of our young troops and their families.

Ways to make it better...

The folks that could use the help knew it was available. Getting the word out is still difficult.

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

Ongoing, increasing needs with limited resources.

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

My experience with ASYMCA of Alaska has will always be a major milestone in my life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 24, 2010

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March 24, 2010

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.

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

Hearing the stories from servicemembers who receive help and how it affected them on a very personal level.

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

this is always the best part of my year. Assisting with the annual Father Daughter Gala is the single most personally rewarding experience I do annually.

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

always willing and very able.

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

make the lives of our military families much more family centered and whole.

Ways to make it better...

they received more funding to support more events.

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

I wholeheartedly recommend this organization. If you are looking to donate money, they always use what they have responsibly. If you are looking to donate time, they have fun events that are personally rewarding to participate in.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 23, 2010

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March 23, 2010

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!

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

make sure that counseling was available to the thousands of returning veterans from Iraq and Afganistan and their families.

Ways to make it better...

we could find a way to inform all the servicemember families about available events and activities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 23, 2010

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March 23, 2010

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

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

absolutely dedicated to the mission of supporting our military members in the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

March 23, 2010

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March 23, 2010

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

that it is simply a great organization doing great things. It is a pleasure to be affiliated and work with the ASYMCA Fort Bragg, NC branch.

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

awesome! You truley can sense that the staff at the ASYMCA at Fort Bragg cares about the Soldiers and Families at Fort Bragg.

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

do amazing things for the Soldiers and Families. The possibilities are endless. The organinzation could hire more staff to support this large installation expected to grow by at least 40,000 in 2011.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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