County YMCA begins effort to raise $56,000 for needy youths, families

January 30, 1998

Carroll County YMCA has launched a campaign to raise $56,000 to help needy youths and families receive services in child care, day camp, swimming lessons, health and fitness and family enrichment.

More than 70 volunteers will participate in the "Partner With Youth" fund-raising campaign through March.

Individuals, businesses, service clubs and other organizations will be asked to contribute.

Proceeds will be used to help youths and families in Carroll County, said Connie Saul, campaign chairwoman.

David Stevenson, executive director of the Carroll YMCA, said the campaign will be the organization's biggest "because there are so many youth and families in need of YMCA programs and services."

"There are many forces in our society that tear families apart," he said. "The Carroll County Family YMCA is here to help bring families closer together and help kids succeed in life."

In 1997, the Carroll YMCA served 700 youths and families supported by funds raised by volunteers.

Information: 410-848-3660.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 8: 50 p.m. Wednesday to a fire alarm in the first block of Liberty St. Units were out 30 minutes.

Pub Date: 1/30/98

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