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Parkersburg YMCA receives donation from Wendy’s

From left, Jeff Olson, CEO of the YMCA, accepts a check for $2,500 from Doug Terrell, marketing director of Wendy’s, for its programs inspired by the pandemic. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — The YMCA of Parkersburg has received a charitable contribution of $2,500 from local Wendy’s restaurants for its Toddler Childcare and Club-Ed programs, both established to meet a need of the community during the pandemic.

Wendy’s, in its commitment to sustaining a vibrant community, looked for businesses and organizations providing community activities in the midst of the pandemic. The YMCA met the criteria and was selected as a beneficiary.

Because of the Wendy’s donation, the YMCA will continue to serve local families with children ages 2-11 through Toddler Childcare and Club-Ed: Summer Day Camp.

The programs adhere to all CDC recommendations including daily temperature checks upon arrival, six small groups of 16 kids, hourly hand sanitizing and hand washing before meals and bathroom breaks, as well as mandatory masks for children and staff when less than six feet apart.

In addition to safety, the YMCA’s Toddler Childcare and Club-Ed: Summer Day Camp provide activities for children to help them excel in educational, personal, and social development. Activities involve STEM, history, reading, writing, illustration, games, and visits from local organizations such as Westbrook Health Services and Wood County Library’s Book Mobile.

The YMCA of Parkersburg plans to provide summer youth programming through Aug. 14. The plan is made possible through donations from Wendy’s and other charitable community contributions.

For more information about the YMCA of Parkersburg’s resources and programs, call 304-485-5585, follow on its social media pages or go to parkersburgymca.org.

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