About 900 people have received their first COVID-19 vaccines at the Gaston County Family YMCA this spring through a partnership with Vax Van. Michael, a member at the Y, is just one of them.
"It made sense that I would receive my vaccine at the YMCA after so much has happened at or because of the Y for me in my life," he said with emotion as he talked about the impact the Y has had on him.
Michael is not only a current Y member, but also a Y kid, former Teen Leaders' Club participant, past afterschool employee, and now Blue Ridge Leaders' School staffer, parent and donor.
On April 12, second doses will begin.
(March 23, 2021)