“I believe that might be one thing you would want to ask your native folks about,” Andresen mentioned of the proposed sale of the Doris Miller facility. “That may be a native factor. I don’t need to converse to that as a result of that could be a native asset. However a part of the reply is that they have been in danger to not with the ability to present free and lowered companies, and that’s the final purpose for the Y, to offer companies no matter one’s skill to pay. If it’s important to resolve whether or not you will pay the sunshine invoice or assist households, you might be in dire want.”
The YMCA of Higher Williamson County’s umbrella consists of services in Burnet, Cedar Park, Hutto, Georgetown and Spherical Rock. Andresen mentioned they agreed to assist the Central Texas branches as a result of they have been the closest YMCA to Waco, aside from these in Bell County, which he mentioned primarily are oriented to navy service members and their households.
He mentioned a number of members of his employees drive to Waco a number of occasions every week to “present again workplace administrative companies.”
“Identical to so many different nonprofit companies, particularly for ones who’ve had a historical past of struggling financially, COVID was a nightmare,” Andresen mentioned. “A number of companies got here out of the pandemic struggling. And the Waco Y was notably laborious hit. They needed to actually reduce on staffing and quite a few areas on the administration facet, like all YMCAs.
“We’re good YMCA neighbors to the south. We’re completely glad to assist them out in any approach we are able to to verify their applications for households and youngsters proceed. I’ll say it has been an pleasing expertise working with them. That may be a devoted group of volunteers that do completely fantastic work,” he mentioned.