West Tuscaloosa deserves a NEW Benjamin Barnes YMCA, equal funding, & board advocates.

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Craig Holly
1 month ago
There are YMCA facilities like this across the country and in my own community.

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Candice Barnes
1 month ago
I am signing this petition because, I have been researching my roots and family background; which brought me to learn a lot about the integrity, purpose, and values of my family history. The Barnes family. I am very excited to learn about my history and where I come from. I am bless to be a descendant of the late great Benjamin H. Barnes and from all the hard works that he accomplished within this community. I do hope to soon be able to visit and see that his legacy still lives. Let the legacy live long and great!!!

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Janie Mac
Aug 6, 2020
Tuscaloosa, SHAME ON YOU!!! The descriptions of a facility with NO HOT WATER FOR YEARS, broken / missing windows, leaking roof, non-functional equipment, & NO HVAC conveys slum landlord status for serving children & families.
The 5 CORE VALUES of the YMCA are: caring, honesty, respect, inclusion, & responsibility. How can a valued organization imprint these values on children in a dilapidated, UNSAFE setting that clearly does NOT convey such? ALL children deserve a safe, healthy setting to grow & thrive, ESPECIALLY DURING A PANDEMIC!!!
PLEASE DEMAND local government support or start a Go Fund Me campaign to repair this important community facility ASAP & reflect the 5 Core Values!! Thank you!!

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Rachel Hubb
Aug 5, 2020
In my opinion it should be a historical landmark. It was an intricate part of my upbringing. Let's do better Tuscaloosa.

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Kevin Washington
Aug 3, 2020
I came over from Northport as a kid to play little league baseball. This place holds a special place in my childhood. Let’s get this done!!

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Nina McMullen
Jul 16, 2020
I grew up at the YMCA,IT WAS GREAT TO MY REARING.

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Douglas Tyree
Jul 15, 2020
I’m signing because I was raised on the west side of Tuscaloosa in the 60’s-70’s. I spent a lot of time at this YMCA. The youth currently living there deserve so much better. It should have been renovated or rebuilt from the ground up decades ago.

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Carroline Shines
Jul 15, 2020
Is time for a new YMCA we deserve the best also and so do Our children's of the future

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Wanda Bishop
Jul 15, 2020
Because it’s time for the city to treat both branches equally.

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DERRICK WILDER
Jul 14, 2020
I spent most of my summers there as a youth and our kids need it.