YMCA Helps More Neighbors Thanks to First Horizon Bank

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Asheville, N.C., May 14, 2020 – More local families will be able to put food on the table and receive childcare assistance thanks to a generous donation from First Horizon Bank.

“We both only had one bag full and it was like we had found treasure,” said a participant in the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s mobile food market program. “It was amazing. The people there were so nice and friendly and helpful.”

First Horizon Bank recently donated $15,000 to the YMCA of WNC to support coronavirus-related response efforts, including feeding programs and emergency childcare.

“The Y has always looked for gaps in the community to serve the needs of others,” said Kevin Hefner, area president of First Horizon Bank. “The Y is demonstrating incredible compassion by providing fresh groceries and distributing meals to senior citizens and families of essential workers. This is community service in action.”

Since March 16, the Y has distributed more than 100,000 pounds of fresh, healthy produce to the community and provided childcare for hundreds of essential workers and people looking for work. For more information and to donate to the Y’s emergency response efforts, please visit https://ymcawnc.org/give.