Fred Meyer Customers Donate to Armed Services YMCA

The Armed Services YMCA received a sizable donation from shoppers at Fred Meyer.

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by Stevie French

ANCHORAGE - The Armed Services YMCA received a sizable donation from shoppers at Fred Meyer.

The organization is one of Fred Meyer's "Charities of Choice." This means customers can donate to numerous organizations by means of a coin collection boxes.

Although some collection boxes seem to only contain silver and copper coins, this donation totaled more than $18,000.

The organization has no other forms of revenue generation and relies on donations from businesses and individuals to fund more than 30 programs throughout the state.

"90cents of every dollar we receive goes straight to our programs", said Armed Services YMCA Associate Director Buddy Whitt. "We try to keep our overhead as low as possible so that we can do the great things we do for our military members."

The Armed Services YMCA thanked all Fred Meyer customers who contributed toward this donation. If you would like to give to one of the Fred Meyer "Charities of Choice" you can do so at the check-out.

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