ARMED SERVICES YMCA. By: Peter Klein. Promote by offering many banquets and charity drives. ASYMCA offers essential programs such as childcare, hospital assistance, spouse support services, food services, computer training classes, health and wellness services, and holiday meals,.
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ARMED SERVICES YMCA
By: Peter Klein
ASYMCA offers essential programs such as childcare, hospital assistance,
spouse support services, food services, computer training classes,
health and wellness services, and holiday meals,
1861)During the Civil War, a group of local YMCA members voluntarily provided relief services to American Armed Forces in nearby encampments. Within seven months, the movement spread across the nation and the United States first large-scale civilian volunteer service corps, known as the United States Christian Coalition, was born.
(1889)YMCA established the first permanent Army YMCA at Fort Monroe, Virginia.
(1984)The Armed Services YMCA was officially established and recognized as a part of the Department of Defense.
Their services have increased 150% since 9/11
The Department of Defense and the military branches determined that YMCAâ€™s Military Family Resource Center had successfully demonstrated its need to become a permanent part of the Department of Defense.
The USO reactivated during the Korean War, with the YMCA serving as its major operating agency and continued operations through the Vietnam conflict.
BY: PETER KLEIN