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International Paper Foundation awards $10K grant to YMCA

The International Paper Bogalusa Mill has awarded a $10,000 IP Foundation grant to the YMCA of Bogalusa.

The Bogalusa Y has the only public pool in Washington Parish and each year the aquatics program grows with participants that range in age from 4 to 17 years old. With an eye on safety, the Y provides an average of 120 swim lessons each summer and hopes to double that amount in an effort to curb water emergencies in the community.

“The YMCA of Bogalusa is one of our top community partners in our local efforts to achieve IP’s Vision 2030 goal to improve the lives of 100 million people in our communities,” said Kalisa Hyman, mill communications manager. “We are proud to support the vital work that the Y is doing in Bogalusa.”