MJE President Ed Farrington (right) presents a $150,000 donation to Northern Lights YMCA Director Jonathan Ringel. With the generous gift, the YMCA Capital Captain is now less than $300,000 from hitting its overall goal.
IRON MOUNTAIN – M. J. Electric, LLC (MJE), a nationally recognized prime electrical contractor in the electric transmission, substation, distribution, renewable energy, power, industrial, instrumentation, and civil/foundation construction industries serving customers nationwide for nearly 60 years has committed $150,000 to the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center Capital Campaign.
“The YMCA is a tremendous asset to our community,” MJE President Ed Farrington said. “In accordance with its mission, the YMCA is making positive changes each and every day. We share their vision and are happy to offer our support to what I’m confident will be a terrific future for the YMCA in Dickinson County.”
The YMCA, hoping to rebuild its aging pool and renovate the Crystal Lake Community Center, raised nearly $1.8 million of a roughly $2.4 million goal during a quiet campaign that spanned two years. At the end of January, the Y launched its public campaign in an effort to collect the final $650,000 of the estimated project costs.
More than $200,000 poured in during the campaign’s first month, and with the addition of the MJE pledge, the campaign is now more than halfway to its $650,000 goal.
“MJ Electric’s gift to our Capital Campaign pushes us that much closer to our goal,” Dickinson Center Director Jonathan Ringel said. “We are so grateful to M.J. for this support. They have been big supporters and believers in what we are doing, and this contribution is very much appreciated.”
The Capital Campaign runs through June. The remodel of the Community Center would begin possibly as early as the fall, with the pool rebuild slated for the summer of 2019.
To make a donation to the campaign, call (906) 774-4076 or visit www.WhatsYourY.org.
For over five decades, M. J. Electric, LLC (MJE), a Quanta Services company, has performed comprehensive electrical construction specializing in the electric transmission, substation, distribution, renewable energy, power, industrial, instrumentation, and civil/foundation construction industries. As a multi-faceted company, MJE has the ability to develop strategies and provide innovative solutions through the entire scope of a project. MJE provides an experienced technical and professional management team capable of managing projects from concept through completion. MJE can assist our customers nationwide with assessment, planning, engineering, procurement, construction, start-up, operations and maintenance, as well as the experience-based decisions that make processes efficient and safe.
About Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center
Since opening as a YMCA, the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center has experienced tremendous growth in programming and membership. From an initial membership of around 100 people, the facility boasts a growing membership base of more than 2,500 people, accounting for nearly 8,000 visits each month. More than 50 youth, aquatics, fitness and special event programming opportunities are available each session to members and non-members alike. The Y annually provides more than $100,000 in membership and programming assistance to the greater Dickinson County community.