At the YMCA, our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Through our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, it is our goal to positively impact our community and the lives of the people living in it. From offering financial assistance, providing free swim lessons, offering chronic disease prevention classes and so much more, the Y tries to bridge the gaps in our society to help as many people as possible. Being a member of a YMCA is so much more than being a member of a “gym.” At the Y, members are a part of something bigger than themselves. They are a part of a cause-driven global movementwhere people from all backgrounds can come together to better themselves, their families, and their communities. Membership is truly what drives the YMCA’s vision.
Being a member of the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce reflects being a member of the YCMA. Being a part of the Chamber allows us as an organization to be a part of something bigger. Our membership with the Chamber has given us the chance to connect with more organizations and individuals in the community which, in turn, allows us to make a greater impact. Not only does it allow us to extend our reach, it also gives us the opportunity to give back. Being a member of the Chamber has truly allowed us to connect with our community more than we ever could have on our own. Our membership is valued, just like we value our own members.
Building relationships is not only an essential part of the YMCA, but also the Chamber of Commerce. Being a member of the YMCA and being a member of the Chamber of Commerce both provide opportunities for participants that would not be found anywhere else: the opportunity to make connections, come together, and do our part in making our community the best it can be.