Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA)

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ASYMCA Mission Statement: The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.

ASYMCA Mission Motto: Making Military Life Easier

Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) National Headquarters
ASYMCA HQ Address/ASYMCA Map: ASYMCA Online
7405 Alban Station Court, Suite B215
Springfield, VA 22150
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Telephone: (800) 597-1260 Make a donation ASYMCA EIN: 36-3274346
ASYMCA Date Founded: 1861
ASYMCA Leadership: William D. French
President William D. French
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ASYMCA History:
During the Civil War, a group of local YMCA members voluntarily provided relief services to American Armed Forces in nearby encampments. Within seven months, the movement spread across the nation and the United States first large-scale civilian volunteer service corps, known as the United States Christian Commission, was born. President Abraham Lincoln recognized the Commission for its efforts during the Civil War.

Founded in 1861, ASYMCAs collectively make up the premier nonprofit community service organization in America serving our military. ASYMCAs provide service annually to over 500,000 junior enlisted troops and family members at 200 program locations in 18 states and Puerto Rico. In cooperation with the unit and area military leadership, the ASYMCA offers programs and services which strengthen families and encourage individuals to achieve their fullest potential. The beginning of the YMCA service in the military is usually associated with the year 1861, when some 5,000 dedicated YMCA volunteers took to the battlefields of the Civil War alongside America’s uniformed young men. It was the year that Abraham Lincoln commended YMCA leaders for the “benevolent undertaking for the benefit of the soldiers”. The tradition of “following the flag” continued in every war and conflict in which the United States has been involved.


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                                                                  Armed Services YMCAThursday, December 14th, 2017 at 9:45am
                                                                  Very proud of Armed Services YMCA San Diego's Military Family Holiday Toy Program. More than 1,000 families are able to celebrate the holidays a little more easily thanks to the program. http://bit.ly/2ATeDx7
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                                                                  Armed Services YMCAMonday, December 11th, 2017 at 7:01am
                                                                  Mele Kalikimaka from Armed Services YMCA of Honolulu ! ☃️❄️
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                                                                  Armed Services YMCASaturday, December 9th, 2017 at 7:08am
                                                                  Boot Campaign's Elf Week for the Santa Boots Program is wrapping up 😉 🎁 #SantaBoots provides a joy-filled Christmas for veteran and active duty military families who may not be able to afford gifts this holiday season. #SantaLacesUp #LaceUpAmerica http://bit.ly/2BB7MHO
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                                                                  Armed Services YMCAFriday, December 8th, 2017 at 8:10am
                                                                  Thank you to the San Diego Padres for helping out our military families during ASYMCA San Diego's Military Family Holiday Toy Program 🎁 #PadresGiving #MilitarySupport
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                                                                  Armed Services YMCAFriday, December 8th, 2017 at 4:02am
                                                                  #TBT 1940s U.S. Coast Guard poster. ⚓
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