CRAWFORD – The Meadville YMCA will receive $100,000 in state funding to install energy-efficient windows, according to Sen. Michele Brooks (R-50).
The windows on the first level and part of the second level are original to the 63-year-old structure. Replacement of the single-pane windows was recommended after a 2018 assessment identified condensation and deteriorating window sealants.
“The YMCA is utilized by families not only for recreational and health-related programs, but also for essential child care programs. While reading to kids at the Y one night, I was reminded how many community members use this valuable resource,” Brooks said. “Hopefully these upgrades will help with cost and also comfort.”
The YMCA has been a fixture in downtown Meadville for more than 150 years and has improved the lives of countless citizens.
“The Meadville Family YMCA has been working for many years to update our building. We are truly blessed that Sen. Brooks has seen the value in the YMCA building and the staff. We are looking forward to the upgrade,” said Tina Carter, chief executive officer of the Meadville YMCA.
In the past 16 years, YMCA membership and child care programs have grown from just 219 members to 8,000 pre-COVID. Programs and services include exercise and fitness classes, youth and family activities, community programs and child care. The Y is the largest child care provider in western Crawford County.
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