Time to pull together to get the new YMCA ready to roll

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 2, 2004

With just a few weeks gone by, the push to get the old Greenville Academy ready to house the YMCA is now underway.

Volunteers are needed to get the various rooms ready for occupancy.

Think of it as "sweat equity" that has been the cornerstone of the Habitat for Humanity program.

Basically, the money has been paid for the facilities, but now it is going to take some hard work, some sweat and probably some tears to get the building ready.

Civic groups, schools, organizations, churches and others are asked to commit to the renovation of one room each.

There will be painting to do, cleaning and generally basic fix-up work to get the building ready.

The Y came to Greenville as a community project and the fact that it has outgrown the Beeland Park facility is a testament to how important it is to our community.

Much like we pulled together back in 1996, it is time to pull together again to make the old school property the best YMCA in the state.

We urge you to call Amanda Phillips at 382-0550 to see how you can help.