Three More Area YMCA Locations Shutting Down

The moves are necessary in order to make the organization more financial solvent

Melinda Roeder
July 10, 2018 - 2:14 pm

Melinda Roeder

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The YMCA is closing three more facilities in the area.

 Wilmerding, Penn Hills, and Western Area location will shut their doors at the end of August.

 CEO Kevin Bolding says it's the move is necessary in order to make the organization more financial solvent.

“Today is a bittersweet day because it means we are able to move forward now that our formal reorganization is complete. However, it also means we have had to make very difficult decisions that impact communities we care deeply about,” Bolding said in a statement. 

Shutting down the Penn Hills location will save about $160,000 a year, Wilmerding about $163,000 a year.

The Western location in Robinson Township recently sustained $650,000 worth of flood damage and the “Y” says that estimate does not include the over $550,000 “needed to address the issues that led to the significant damage.”

Boulding adds they will continue to provide some services in those communities including summer camps and after-school programs.

“We have a program that we run called Y on the Fly where we literally have a van that’s wrapped and we take the van into different communities.”

The organization filed for bankruptcy in May. They’ve already closed facilities Downton and in Dolmont.

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