This week the YMCA of Greater Vancouver (YGV) have been hosting a number of YMCA CEOs from around the globe for the YMCA World Urban Network conference.
When the devastating earthquake hit Mexico City on Tuesday 19 September, some of their YGV staff from Mexico quickly got together with the Mexican delegates to help. Together they were able to arrange space on a flight to Mexico City to transport much needed supplies. YMCA associations from around the world pledged over $60,000 towards these supplies and relief efforts in a matter of hours. The flight reached Mexico Thursday morning, The supplies were immediately distributed to those in need by the Mexican YMCA.
YGV thanked their YMCA colleagues and friends for their generosity and to the YGV staff who sprang into action to help.
We all stand with the people of Mexico and the Mexican YMCA as they respond to this disaster.