For the City Times
Thanks to the thoughtfulness and generosity of Mary and Bob Berard, the Stevens Point Area YMCA has a new 12-passenger van to use for transporting area youth and teens involved in the YMCA’s programs.
“I just received a call one day from Bob saying he and Mary wanted to donate a van to the Y,” said Dave Morgan, CEO of the Stevens Point Area YMCA. “They knew the van would fill a critical need for the Y. It will be used almost daily to meet the needs of our community.”
The van will be used heavily year-round. During the summer months, the van will transport day campers from the YMCA’s location on Division Street to Camp Glacier Hollow, located 14 miles east of Stevens Point on Lake Elaine.
Youth involved in the YMCA’s school-year programs — such as Adventure Club, Girls Night Out, and Teen Leaders Club — will now have transport for special events and area outings.
The donation of the van will enhance the capacity for area youth and teens to attend camp, explore the outdoors, and visit natural areas outside the city of Stevens Point.
The Berards have previously made large donations to the Boys and Girls Club and Guns N’ Hoses.