AUGUSTA, GA. (WFXG) -
If you or your family are impacted by the government shutdown, the YMCA of Greater Augusta is here to help. Federal employees who are members will have their monthly dues suspended until the shutdown is over.
All you have to do is show your federal identification at one of the 10 branches.
“They can still come in and use our facilities, which we feel is important this time of year, because people are making lifestyle changes and choices. And we wanted to give them access to the Y without any financial burden," said John Garrard, Membership and Marketing Directgor for the Family YMCA of Greater Augusta.
That saves up to $50 or more depending on the plan you have. Even if you’re not a member, just show your federal identification to get a free day pass.
Garrard said this aligns with the organization’s mission. He said the Y was inspired by other YMCA locations across the country offering this to its members.