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Duneland YMCA honors sewing volunteers

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The Duneland YMCA recently presented Janet Zeck and Marlene Cobbs with FOCUS: Christian Emphasis Recognition, for their tireless efforts for the Duneland community and exemplifying the YMCA’s mission of putting Christian principles into practice through outstanding service and continued commitment to the health and wellness of the citizens in Northwest Indiana.

Zeck and Cobbs are two sewing volunteers who have generously donated their time and have collectively sewn over 2,000 face masks.

“I am truly humbled by Janet and Marlene’s commitment to this project,” YMCA CEO Dave Kasarda said. “Their efforts exemplify the Christian values that the YMCA was founded on 175 years ago and they deserve to be recognized for their selfless support.”

FOCUS: Christian Emphasis Recognition was created by the Duneland Y’s Christian Emphasis Committee to recognize individuals who are focused on living out the "C" in the YMCA and put Christian principles into practice through service.

In April, the Duneland Family YMCA enlisted the help of volunteers from the Duneland communities to sew face masks from the safety of their homes to be provided to several regional health related organizations and local non-profits. The Y continues to provide face masks to seven social service organizations to help our community stay healthy.

Since April, the Y has provided over 5,000 masks, thanks to volunteers like Zeck and Cobbs.

The Duneland Y is located at 215 Roosevelt St., Chesterton and has been serving the Duneland communities for more than 50 years with focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


Posted 10/23/2020




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