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Financially troubled Amsterdam YMCA starts fundraising drive

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The Amsterdam YMCA, which predates the Civil War, runs the risk of closing down unless it can raise $55,000 by the end of the month, its CEO said Thursday. Nancy Carr, executive director/CEO of the Amsterdam Family YMCA in Hagaman, said the money is needed immediately to close a budget gap. “We need to do this campaign or else we’re not going to have the cash flow to maintain the level of services we offer ...

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September 6, 2014
8:38 a.m.

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The Y moved out of Amsterdam to an inconvenient location in Hagaman a few years ago. This location was inconvenient for the youth in the City of Amsterdam. 1/2 basketball court and NO swimming pools. It is primarily a daycare center for up to 5 years of age. They didn't want to spend the money for upkeep on a facility in a prime location to serve the community and that had a full B'ball court and pools. This ship has been sinking for years.