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The YMCA Takes to the Street to Combat Covid-19 in Pawtucket and Central Falls

Deliver BEAT COVID-19 Message to Homes

Pawtucket/Central Falls, RI – Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien and Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa were pleased to announce that the YMCA of Pawtucket is providing volunteers to the BEAT COVID-19 initiative to take to the streets to combat the spread of the disease.

“For more than 130 years, the YMCA has been responding to its communities most pressing needs.  In this unprecedented time, it is no surprise that the YMCA staff, volunteers and members spring into action.  When our communities are in need, we step up to the challenge for a better us!” said Charlie Clifford, Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Pawtucket

The volunteers will deliver tri-folds providing information for residents of Pawtucket and Central Falls experiencing fever, a bad cough, loss of taste and/or smell, or other symptoms to call the BEAT COVID-19 call line at 855-843-7260.

“The Pawtucket YMCA has always been a phenomenal community partner, and they have stepped up during the coronavirus pandemic as they always do. We thank Charlie and his team,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “Their partnership enables the BEAT COVID-19 initiative to expand our communication efforts to get vital covid-19 information to all of our residents through the pamphlets.”

“Thank you to the Pawtucket YMCA for being a part of the BEAT COVID-19 initiative and working with our team,” said Mayor James A. Diossa. “The YMCA of Pawtucket serves so many of our families here in Central Falls and their help in spreading information about the BEAT COVID-19 hotline will help to protect those families and provide them with the resources they need.”

Through the BEAT COVID-19 initiative, residents can receive access to covid-19 testing, educational support on how to safely isolate (including free out-of-home isolation), and family support services associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Those with primary care doctors are asked to please call them first.


About the YMCA

The YMCA of Pawtucket is comprised of five branches across the state: Pawtucket Family YMCA and Heritage Park YMCA Early Learning Center in Pawtucket, MacColl YMCA in Lincoln, Westwood YMCA in Coventry and Woonsocket YMCA.

With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, strengthening communities is our cause. At the Y, we believe that lasting personal and social change happens when we all work together. Every day we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.


May 21, 2020
Contact: Wil Arboleda
401-728-0500 ext. 358

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