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Hartford, CT – The YMCA of Greater Hartford received a $5,000 grant from People’s United Community Foundation to benefit the Y’s current efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

The YMCA of Greater Hartford has been working with community partners to providing childcare services to the children of our dedicated healthcare workers, first responders and others who are on the front lines of this crisis. Additionally, the American Red Cross is scheduled to hold several blood drives at the local Y branches to help alleviate the critical blood shortage in our region.

“We are fortunate of our supporters, like the People’s United Community Foundation, for their support of the Y in a time of crisis. While our branches remain closed for public use, the Y is proud to open our doors and assist the community in whatever type of needs they might have. The Y is honored to be a resource the community can count on through COVID-19 and beyond,” said Harold Sparrow, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Hartford.

“We understand the importance of flexible funding to our grantees in meeting their most urgent needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank the YMCA of Greater Hartford, and all of our nonprofit partners, for all they are doing during this unprecedented time,” stated Karen Galbo, Executive Director of People’s United Community Foundation.