Annual Campaign 2015 Begins!

On February, 2nd, 2015, the YMCA of Orange County is kicking off its annual campaign, which ensures that everyone in Orange County has access to local programs and resources supporting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The YMCA of Orange County strives to give support to neighborhoods in need of health and wellness programs…

Heather Sanders-Ramirez

Heather Sanders and her team at the local Chick-Fil-A have become great partners through volunteering at the YMCA. They were nominated by Gina Hylton and Jack Salseda from the Santa Ana YMCA. Gina tells us their story. Gina’s Story: Heather and her team at our local community Chick-Fil-A have become one of our greatest partners…

Chet Ossowski

Chet Ossowski is a volunteer at the Newport-Mesa and Huntington Beach YMCA’s, nominated by Kathryn Pomroy. This is his story. Kathryn tells us about Chet’s service: Chet and I are coming into our third campaign season together. He has been a dedicated volunteer and a true example of YMCA values. I am always astonished by…

Carmen Vieyra

Carmen Vieyra is a volunteer with the New Horizons Adults with Disabilities program from YMCA Community Services, nominated by Carla Reyna. This is her story. Carla tells us more about how Carmen gives back: Carmen Vieyra is always asking when and what she can do to help. The first time she was asked to volunteer…

Michael Prange

Michael Prange is a volunteer with the Mission Viejo YMCA Adventure Guides program, nominated by Terry. This is his story. Terry’s Story: Michael has been involved in the Adventure Guides program for 8 years as well as a volunteer in the Annual Campaign. Along with his daughters, they have held the volunteer roles of Circle…

Cruse Family

Ken Cruse & his family are volunteers at the Laguna Niguel YMCA Adventure Guides program.  Colleen’s Story: Ken is a Dad in one of my Dad/Daughter Expeditions.  This gave me the opportunity to get to know him as we worked together during the program year.  He is a wonderful Father to 4 beautiful daughters in…