The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

May 10, 2013

New Y beneficial

Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — To the editor:

More than just a building…

There have been many letters to the editor explaining all the reasons to support the YMCA project. Some of the benefits are the Event Center and the partnerships with GISD, PJC and the hospital. These are all good, but I believe there is another important reason that has not been mentioned.

The Y does not turn anyone away. This financial assistance helps put boys and girls in sports programs that allow for mentoring and encouraging from Y staff and coaches. I am glad to contribute my tax dollars to help others. Two dollars per month helps provide a larger facility that will be able to help even more children. For the cost of a large coffee, I can invest in future generations.

Families and adults will benefit, too. The Hope Center, relocated to the new Y, will provide more job training. This will not just impact families but our entire community. It is exciting to think about all the families that can be helped with a small contribution.

Proposition 2 is a great opportunity for us to provide a facility that benefits every single citizen. The election on May 11 is not just a vote to build a facility; it is also about helping others.

Ron Greiner