Local YMCA sends $20K for branch in Armenia

The YMCA of the Foothills is reaching across the world to boost the organization's message of fellowship and community.

The local Y, which has facilities in La Cañada Flintridge and Tujunga, recently provided $20,000 for a YMCA in Spitak, Armenia.

YMCA of the Foothills President Tyler Wright went to Spitak to consult with YMCA leaders there.

Noting that local Armenian Americans make up the fasting growing groups of people that the YMCA serves in the region, Wright said in a statement that the organization’s goal is to connect with “our global friends.”

“Our desire is to be a diverse and inclusive voice in this community, making life-changing impact while also bridging any ethnic divides that may still exist,” he added.

-- Daniel Siegal, Times Community News

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