From Our CEO: The Y Welcomes All

By: Richard K. Gorab | Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | Our Cause

A diverse group of adults and children.

In the midst of combatting the pandemic and its incredibly challenging financial implications, we’ve all witnessed the recent tragic event in Minnesota which has led to national turmoil and unrest.

These are heartbreaking and deeply troubling times which call for us all to come together and promote the Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Clearly there is so much we need to work on as a nation, as a state, as a community, as individuals and yes, as a Y. This work will require the engagement and support of us all.  As we all know, the Y is a powerful force for good. We are an anchor in our community and a beacon of hope. Our Mission begins with “strengthen community” and that is exactly what needs to happen now. So I ask that you join us in embracing this difficult time as an opportunity to fight against racism, inequities and disparities as we continue to be a Y that welcomes ALL.

Every opportunity we have to interact with one another is an opportunity to be better. How we welcome those who are different from us is an opportunity to be better. How we build common ground and stand for the rights of all is an opportunity to be better and to better our whole community.

Thank you for supporting our Y and for standing with us as we strive to build a better tomorrow for ALL.

Sincerely,

Richard K. Gorab
President and CEO
Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges


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