Franklin YMCA seeks to raise funds for upgrades

From staff reports

The Franklin YMCA’s “Generation Y” Capital Campaign is looking to raise $600,000 for needed repairs in 2019.

With construction slated to start this fall, the campaign board is seeking public donations.

Top priorities include repairs to the sinking gym foundation, roof replacement, upgrades to sidewalks and ramps and replacement of the facility’s mechanical systems.

Franklin YMCA’s 47-year home at the corner of West Park and Otter streets has gone through many additions and changes over the years.

Age and heavy building usage have resulted in numerous building and mechanical issues, which severely threaten the structural integrity of the facility and require immediate attention, a YMCA news release said.

The Franklin YMCA has served the city of Franklin and surrounding communities for over 125 years. In 2017, the Y recorded 120,000 membership scans in the downtown facility alone, according to the release.

Membership has grown to over 3,600 members, and about $1.35 million has been donated and/or pledged over the years.

Additional information, including how to donate, is available by contacting the Franklin YMCA at (814) 432-2138. All contributions will be restricted and only used for the Franklin YMCA “Generation Y” Capital Campaign.