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Jill Glasgow (Salem Family YMCA Branch Executive), Mark Johnson (YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge President, CEO) and Paul Comes (Director of Government and Community Affairs Comcast – Blue Ridge Area), from left to right, during the check presentation.

The Salem YMCA is the textbook definition of a community organization. For more than 160 years, its mission has been to “put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.”

In January, the Salem Y invited Comcast to tour its facility at 1126 Kime Lane. While there, discussions ranging from after-school programs to summer camps took place. Afterward, Paul Comes, the Blue Ridge Director of Government and Community Affairs, announced that Comcast would be donating three new laptops in addition to a financial contribution.

“The laptops will mainly be used for tutoring and homework help. We have desktop computers, but there is always a need for individual help and that’s where the laptops come in handy,” Kim Henderson, Virginia’s Blue Ridge Director of Development for the YMCA, said. “My passion is kids. Youth development. Helping children….

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