Giving back to those who work for the benefit of others. The YMCA is a nonprofit group that has been in existence in the US for 164 years. It's purpose is to support and give back to the community. The staff are a dedicated group that devote their time to help others live healthier. As a nonprofit, Y staff income is not large and is certainly not the motivating factor for employment. This can be challenging when a crisis arises. Over 140 years years ago, Y employees took matters into their own hands and decided to create an emergency fund that is used to support fellow employees when life gets hard. The AYP Association is a group of Y employees across the nation that donate to the Emergency Assistance Fund at http://www.ayponline.org/. I personally support this fund as I have seen the amazing work it does on the local level. I have seen money go to cover the expenses of my peers when they have tragedies. Recently, the group has helped members with massive flood damage, childhood cancer treatments, and a host of other worthwhile issues. While this organization is little known, its impact is meaningful. It doesn't receive publicity like some groups and therefore is forced to find ways to raise funds. Thank you for your consideration.
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