Local military, veterans invited to YMCA

By: Mollie Shauger | Friday, October 25, 2019 | News

A military mom and daughter. Credit: iStock

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is honoring local military members and veterans by inviting them to come and use the Y at no cost during the month of November.

The Y will also waive the joiners fee for active military, reserve military and veterans who become new Y members at any time of the year.

These benefits are offered at the following branches: Greater Bergen County, Sussex County, Wayne and West Essex YMCAs.

"This is one way we can give back to our servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe,” said Bill Kanas, director of membership sales and service at the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges. “The YMCA provides a place where service members can work on their wellness goals and socialize with other members of the community in a warm and welcoming environment.”

To take advantage of these benefits, military members and veterans will have to show proof of their service, such as a DD214 form.

Active and reserve duty service members and their families may also eligible for discounted membership rates through the Military Outreach Initiative offered through the YMCA’s contract with the Department of Defense. To determine if you are eligible for this benefit, visit the Armed Services YMCA website.

Contact your local YMCA for more information about military memberships and to learn about veterans appreciation events planned at your branch.


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