The YMCA thanks Crossroads Church for their partnership to provide emergency child care for hundreds of children of hospital personnel and first responders serving in front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Last weekend, Crossroads church members donated $250,000 to the Emergency Response Fund, supporting pandemic care efforts for health care and first responder families in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Central Kentucky.
“We want to be a blessing to our community. Two of the best ways we can do that right now are helping medical workers with childcare and praying. We’re putting our resources behind both of those things,” said Crossroads Senior Pastor Brian Tome.
As the YMCA movement has done multiple times throughout its 175–year history, it shifted from fitness and aquatics to providing critical relief in this time of crisis. Further, the Y is also coordinating wellness calls to thousands of seniors, helping with food relief, and has launched numerous online fitness options to support the wellbeing of the whole community.
In response to the support from the Crossroads community, YMCA President and CEO, Jorge Perez said, “As we raced to meet a growing need, we knew that others would join the effort, not surprisingly, the Crossroads community showed up! In times like this, Cincinnati comes together to take care of its neighbors. It is our way. Together is how we will restore hope, fight fear and rise above this crisis!”
To make a donation to the emergency fund, or volunteer, visit http://www.MyY.org/give.