A YMCA Board Member, who is also a United States Marine, said it best.
Adapt. Improvise. Overcome.
We have certainly moved into unprecedented times with the fiscal and emotional challenges that we are all facing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone will be impacted significantly during these uncertain times, but we want the Randolph YMCA to be a source of comfort and support for all our members. As you are aware, the Randolph YMCA is closed. We will continue to follow all the recommended guidelines for safe and healthy operations until it is appropriate to re-open. We ask that you be flexible and supportive as we do our best to support all of you.
Rest assured that we have decided to extend your memberships based on your expiration date for the amount of time the government has deemed closure necessary.
Part of the mission of the Y is to be a community center of calm that can demonstrate what it means to keep one’s wits about you. In coordination with all community leaders and organizations, we can provide a refuge and source of relief as may be appropriate. Currently, Y’s across the state are mobilizing to assist essential service employees with their emergency childcare needs.
One of the basic tenants of the Y is to be a resource for improving the health and well-being of the community. Sometimes this means very difficult choices – like closing the facility to help achieve a goal that is larger than the Y. It also means that the Y will also be there for our members when this all passes and “normalcy” returns. That new normal likely means greater attention to healthy living – and that is what we do best.
And finally, the staff team and the Board of Directors want to thank you for all your support via phone calls, emails and social media contacts. It means a lot to all of us that the YMCA family is so incredibly supportive of each other in times of need.
Bill Lamia, Chief Executive Officer
Paul Ferriero, Chief Volunteer Officer