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YMCA, Habitat for Humanity announce partnership

By Meredith Barack, nbc15.com

34 days ago   Article ID# 4169541
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YMCA of Dane County

MADISON, WISCONSIN (nbc15.com) - A big announcement was made during YMCA of Dane County's Cultivate the Community event Thursday afternoon.

The YMCA is kicking off a partnership with Habitat for Humanity in order to serve even more people in need.

"It's not our niche to build houses or do renovations or anything, but if there's something that we can do for our families, we're going to be filling gaps."

Gone are the days you can stay at the YMCA. They're moving on to something bigger and better- a place to call home.

"Imagine if we were building homes for our staff or for our members or our child care participants, imagine the support we would have from the community," explained Carrie Wall, the President and CEO of YMCA of Dane County.

They're partnering with Habitat for Humanity to make turning a house into a home a reality.

"If we're working with these families who are struggling, if they don't have housing, if they're not able to be fed and get food on the table, how are they going to do the things that we're trying to help with? The education gaps and the child care participants."

The two organizations hope to build, renovate, or provide financial guidance to both Y staff and members.

"You think there would be just a huge long list of families that want to partner with you, but our requirements are pretty rigorous," said Habitat for Humanity CEO Valerie Johnson, "We're looking for people in a certain income [bracket], who have met certain requirements so if they can help us find the right families that are the right fit to partner with us, that will be a win-win for the the YMCA and Habitat for Humanity."

They're aiming to better the lives of many as soon as they can.

"We are really proud to serve these families that we have in common. These hardworking people, modest means, they just want to do a really good job to improve their family's lives. So if we can work together on opportunities to improve their lives, to make a better job for them, we're really proud if we can do a more efficient, better job of that working together.

On Saturday, May 20, Habitat is hosting "Rock the Block," a community-building home repair event in Sun Prairie's Vandenburg Heights neighborhood to kick off the collaboration.

Both the YMCA and Habitat for Humanity are seeking volunteers to help with the partnership.

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Updated 34 days ago   Article ID# 4169541

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