DELTA/DICKINSON COUNTIES — A local YMCA is getting a much needed donation to fund youth programs.

UPHS–Marquette donated $10,000 to the Northern Lights YMCA for the mission of continuing to build healthier communities.

In a press release, Victor Harrington, Regional Director of Marketing and Business Development at UPHS, said, “Whenever we look at opportunities to contribute to the community, we look at the mission of the organization. When you look at the YMCA’s mission…it’s very similar to what we try to accomplish as an organization. Our mission is to make communities healthier, and it’s a great partnership with the Y because they’re doing just that.”

The donation will be used to deliver financial assistance to individuals, fund swim lessons for children and other youth programs and assist in financing the Fall Family Festival.