The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth and the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Aim to Make Communities Healthier with a $64,000 Grant from Sam’s Club Giving Program
Fort Worth & Dallas, TX – Every Y in Texas has its own way of making the local community healthy. Philanthropic organizations have acknowledged our efforts by joining our cause to strengthen community. Both the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth and the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas each received a $64,000 grant to ensure healthy opportunities are available to low income families in the north Texas region. Through the Sam’s Club Giving Program, funds were made available to the Ys in Fort Worth and Dallas to implement strategies and programs that prevent chronic diseases; specifically in minority population. The YMCAs of Metropolitan Fort Worth and the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas were two of five Ys to receive the grant nationwide. With the grant, the YMCA of the Metropolitan Fort Worth and the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas will collaborate with the University of North Texas Health Science Center and other community partners such as local hospitals and the faith-based community.
“As a leading nonprofit committed to healthy living, the Y believes that everyone in all parts of Fort Worth deserves to live life to its fullest regardless of where they live or who they are,” said Tony Shuman, President/CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth. He added that “this grant from the Sam’s Club Giving Program will help us to build our capacity to offer programs and implement strategies that help those individuals who face the greatest barriers to healthy living.” The Sam’s Club Giving Program has given more than $1 million to the Y so far.
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