Local YMCA event gathers volunteers for ‘day of service’
More than 300 volunteers of all ages participated in the Wabash County YMCA Togetherhood event on Sunday, Aug. 23. The event provided as a day of service to the Wabash community. Participants made cards, painted buildings and cleaned out the Mississinewa Reservoir among various other services. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
More than 300 volunteers gathered on Sunday, Aug. 23, to serve the community during the Wabash County YMCA’s Togetherhood Day of Service event, according to Kurt Freeman, volunteer coordinator and First United Methodist Church pastor.
Togetherhood is the YMCA’s “signature program for social responsibility,” according to the company’s website. However, it does not benefit the YMCA in any way, Freeman said.
“The Y decided it wants to help people be better people,” he said. “We want to develop the whole individual, the whole person and so part of that is giving back to the community.”
Posted on 2015 Aug 25