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Armed Services of YMCA of the USA, Hampton Roads branch
March 29, 2010

To Whom It May Concern: We would like to take a minute to thank the Armed Services YMCA for all of the things they do to help out military families. Over the past year we have benefitted from a variety of programs that have not only helped us financially but also with our families health. We have been very active in the Bread Day program not only benefitting from it but volunteering time to help set-up and give-out. Without receiving the bread from Armed Services YMCA our food dollar would not stretch as far as it does. The free bread, specialty breads, chicken, and pastries allow our family to spend more money on meats, vegetables, and keep our pantry stocked a little better than without it. The aerobics programs offered, provides my family with a way to stay healthy and meet new people. Civilian gyms are expensive and intimidating. The programs available at the Armed Services YMCA are very inviting, comfortable, and most of all affordable. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. A side benefit of these programs is the social networking that happens in these classes where military families that would normally never meet end up meeting, talking, and even becoming friends. Armed Services YMCA has provided space for our ship’s Family Readiness Group to conduct their monthly meetings. Renting a hall is quite expensive and with the FRG being a non-profit group that survives strictly of off donations an inexpensive or free meeting place is a necessity for the Group to remain intact and effective. In short the services that the Armed Services YMCA provides are not only needed they are indispensible. Please continue with your great works that help make life just a little better for military families. Sincerely, Chuck and Heidi Bigger

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meeting new people

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

networking

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

very friendly, supportive

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

help many military families world wide

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if i knew about this wonderful program sooner

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & bread day.