Camp Pendleton | Press Release | June 26, 2012
George Brown, Camp Pendleton ASYMCA at 760-385-4921.
Scott Celley, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, 602.564.2526, firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Pendleton (June 26, 2012) — Local military families will continue to receive much-needed support and services from the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) through the help of a $300,000 contribution from longtime supporter TriWest Healthcare Alliance.
Facing budget deficits that would have placed popular programs and services—including social events for military children and recognitions of military community members—in jeopardy, the donation will now go toward keeping those programs available for thousands of military families in the Camp Pendleton area in 2012-2013.
Camp Pendleton-area ASYMCA programs helped by the contribution include:
- The Mothers In Transition program that provides an organized and structured support group of prenatal and post partum active duty military women and spouses who have been screened for potential maternal depression serving 61 women in 2011 and 40 so far in 2012.
- The Project Liberty Call program that provides food and gas relief to junior enlisted families who have temporary financial hardships. In 2011, the PLC program served 1,142 families with $28,000 in Commissary certificates and $17,200 in gas certificates.
- The Camp Pendleton ASYMCA Mud Run to raise much needed funds for the non-profit organization.
Camp Pendleton ASYMCA Executive Director George Brown is grateful for TriWest funding, “Without TriWest support, many of our services for the military families would have to be cut.”
“TriWest stepping up and continuing to fully fund their charitable partners says it all,” said ASYMCA President and CEO Mike Landers. “They care about troops and their families, and the ASYMCA continues to be a proud partner alongside them.”
A Phoenix-based company that administers the U.S. military’s TRICARE health benefit in 21 western states, TriWest is proud to support the ASYMCA and their community outreach efforts, said TriWest President and CEO David J. McIntyre, Jr.
“We’re truly privileged to be able to help the ASYMCA in the military communities that we have the honor of serving together,” McIntyre said.
TriWest Healthcare Alliance has been On a Mission to Serve® America’s military families since 1996. We connect our 2.9 million military members, retirees and families across 21 western states to more than 175,000 high-quality health care providers. It’s our honor to deliver award-winning customer service through a team of 1,700 people, half of whom have military connections. Life in the military has its challenges—accessing health care shouldn’t be one of them. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and our blog.
About the Armed Services YMCA
The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) was rated in the top 3% of charities nationwide by Charity Navigator in 2011 achieving their highest rating for the 6th consecutive year. The ASYMCA makes military life easier with free and low-cost programs for nearly 500,000 junior enlisted military and their families each year at 33 branches and affiliates nationwide. Please visit www.www.asymca.org to learn more.