As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, local Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) across the country have suffered significant loses in funding and donations.
In an effort to help families in need that are served by RMHC, local restaurants will increase awareness for the “Round Up for RMHC” program through Drive Thru orders from August 23 through October 3. Each time someone orders through the Drive Thru, they will have the opportunity to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar or choose to give $1, $3 or $5 for RMHC.
“As longtime supporters of RMHC, we know the work they do is critical in our community,” said local McDonald’s owner-operator Laurie Strahler. “I’m proud we can join together to provide this kind of assistance.”
Local McDonald’s restaurants will engage in a friendly competition to see who can raise the most donations for RMHC in order to reach their goal of $1 million across the markets in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania, Southwest Virginia and Eastern Tennessee to support their local RMHC houses.
The RMHC of Southern West Virginia provides a supportive “home-away-from-home” for families and their children who are receiving medical treatment at area hospitals. Here’s a LINK to a video explaining how times have changed at RHMC of Southern West Virginia from its Marketing and Communications Director, Mikaela Speciale.