Wayne, NJ, September 6, 2011 – In response to the extensive damage Hurricane Irene has caused to families in our vicinity, the Wayne Y will open its doors to any area resident, members and non-members, who have been impacted by the severe flooding, and are looking for a place to relax, workout or even just shower.
The Y’s downstairs locker rooms, fitness center, pool, one side of the gymnasium as well as the library, lobby and cafe will be available for individuals and families to take a shower, relax and recreate during this stressful time.
“As the area’s local Y, we felt it would be important to offer our facility to those in need of a place to go so they can recharge and try to relax with their families “, stated Senior Executive Director, David Carcieri, “We understand the hardship and devastation these people are facing and felt that the Y could provide some support.”
Anyone impacted who would like to use the Wayne Y for this purpose should present their photo ID and fill out guest waiver forms for themselves and their families at the Y’s Welcome Desk. He or she will receive a hand stamp for the time they are in the facility.
Open swim times are Monday through Friday, from 2:30-4:30pm and anytime on Saturday and Sunday. The Y is open from 5:30am until 10:00pm Monday through Thursday, 5:30am through 6:30pm on Friday, 7:00am ““ 6:00pm on Saturday and 7:00am-5:00pm on Sunday.
The Metro YMCAs of the Oranges is a proud partner of The YM-YWHA of North Jersey.
The Y is for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility and is accessible to all people. Financial assistance is available to the individuals and families who need our help the most.
The Y is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children ““ regardless of age, income or background ““ to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being while providing opportunities to give back and support the community.
The Wayne Y is a branch of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, which is the largest Y in the state of New Jersey. Its Mission is to enrich the lives of the children, families and communities it serves through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, in an environment nurturing positive values. Its six branch facilities are located in East Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Hardyston, Stillwater, and now Wayne provide a wide variety of services and activities:
“¢ Quality all-day and after-school childcare, pre-school classes, recreational and enrichment programs e.g. swimming and other sports, arts, computer activities and day and sleep-away camps.
“¢ Programs for adolescents and teens that include sports, parties and club activities.
“¢ Programs for adults and seniors.
Press Only: For more information about the Wayne Y, please contact Joyce Fein at 973-595-0100 x233 or firstname.lastname@example.org