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YMCAOC Board Member Helps Provide Safe Environment

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While YMCA of Orange County has answered the call of essential workers needing child care to keep Orange County’s priority services running, it was the innovation of one of the organization’s board members that has helped YMCAOC continue to serve children, while maintaining strict social distancing protocols. Tony Spriggs, a former furniture manufacturing company owner, used his life-long passion for working with his hands and a few everyday materials to make special room dividers for YMCAOC’s child care sites to ensure children are in stable groups of 10 and can keep a healthy social distance. These dividers, made of plastic tarps and PVC piping, are critical to child safety and allow for the YMCAOC to create a secure space to accommodate all children of essential workers. Spriggs has already made over 100 of these innovative structures and has become a hero to the YMCAOC community. In addition, YMCAOC opened its Fullerton fitness facility and invited local hospital staff to sleep and shower between shifts. Spriggs’ specialty dividers are again being utilized to provide the required privacy and distancing needed to make that space available to our community’s brave medical workers.

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CBS 2: OC Man Buys Materials, Sews Dividers To Keep Children Of Essential Workers Safe While At YMCA
KNX-AM (Radio): OC Man Buys Materials, Sews Dividers To Keep Children Of Essential Workers Safe While At YMCA

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