Pashinski, Flynn celebrate state funding for Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA

HARRISBURG, Nov. 6 – Continuing their support for projects in their communities, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski and state Sen. Marty Flynn celebrated a state grant awarded to support a transformational project in Wilkes-Barre today.

The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA will use $250,000 in state grant funding to renovate underutilized space in the locker rooms of the YMCA into two multi-purpose rooms to be used by the community and the childcare center. The project will provide additional space for YMCA programs and activities to serve the increasing membership and program participation.

“I always have to thank my colleagues for helping me, no matter if that is passing legislation or helping secure funding for organizations in our community,” said Pashinski. “This time is no different, and I am always glad to work with Senator Flynn to support members and organizations alike. The Wilkes-Barre YMCA is important to our community, and it provides vital programs and services to our region. By redesigning and innovating unused interior space, the Y will be able to provide additional programs and space needed for child care and associated programs. I am proud that we were able to secure this very important funding.”

"The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA's Multi-Purpose Room Transformation Project, funded by a $250,000 grant, brings versatile spaces to our community,” said Flynn. “This transformation expands program opportunities, encourages healthy living, and strengthens our community bonds. It's an investment in the well-being and prosperity of our residents." 

Jim Thomas, CEO of the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA was also in attendance.

“The Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA is thrilled for the support that Representative Eddie Day Pashinski and Senator Marty Flynn have provided for our universal locker room project,” said Thomas. “This project will improve the safety and security of all of the children who use the Y on a daily basis. The YMCA is the largest childcare provider in PA and the GWVA Y serves hundreds of children daily in our childcare centers. The project will also increase program space, allowing us to better serve children as they learn, grow, and thrive at the YMCA. I want to thank both of our legislators for their commitment to supporting families in Pennsylvania.