PRLog - Aug. 6, 2010 - THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF.--The Southeast Ventura County YMCA received nearly $10,000 in grants and contributions this year from Bank of America including a recent $6,000 grant. The grant will be used to provide financial assistance to those in need at the four Southeast Ventura County YMCA branches: Conejo Valley YMCA, Miller Family YMCA, Simi Valley Family YMCA and Triunfo YMCA.
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The YMCA receives numerous requests for financial assistance due to low-income, single-parent families, physical hardships/disabilities and job layoffs. The YMCA provides financial assistance based on household income and family size using a sliding fee scale as a guideline. No one is ever denied access to Y programs because of their inability to pay.
"The demand for financial assistance is growing," says Rick Politte, president/CEO of the Southeast Ventura County YMCA. "This grant will go directly to help community members who are struggling financially. Bank of America's gift is appreciated, particularly in these economic times. We are deeply grateful that it chose to contribute to the Y."
“Bank of America looks to give back to the communities where we work and live, so we are pleased to continue to support the Southeast Ventura County YMCA,” said David Prichard, Bank of America Ventura and Santa Barbara market president. “The YMCA provides financial assistance to low-income children and families, and brings much needed programming on health and well-being, childcare and preschool and after school activities to help improve the quality of life for our community.”
The YMCA is the nation’s leading non-profit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
For more information about donation opportunities at the Y, contact Lori Kent at 805-497-3081 ext. 103 or go to www.sevymca.org.
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With branches in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village and Simi Valley, the Southeast Ventura County YMCA serves the communities of Newbury Park, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Santa Rosa Valley, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Oak Park.