Junction City, KS | Press Release | June 26, 2012
Ted Hayden, Junction City Family YMCA | ASYMCA, 785.762.4780.
Scott Celley, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, 602.564.2526, firstname.lastname@example.org
Junction City (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 Junction City area in 2012-2013.
Junction City-area programs helped by the contribution include:
- A Reintegration Program for the Wounded Warrior Battalion at Fort Riley. The innovative program includes mental health services, pool therapy sessions, and transportation and gym facilities free of charge. With TriWest funds, there is no cost to the Army or its soldiers. About 1,000 Soldiers are expected to attend the weekly program in 2012.
- Six months of free child care for families of Soldiers Killed in Action. To date, the ASYMCA has been able to provide free child care for 191 military families during memorial services for family members that suffered a loss.
Junction City Family YMCA | ASYMCA Executive Director Ted Hayden 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.