Ronald McDonald House Expands

Doubles capacity in Greenville

Ken Pauli
June 23, 2018 - 5:00 am
Ronald McDonald House RMHC Greenville

courtesy RMHC

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The Ronald McDonald House in Greenville has expanded.  More families will now be able to stay comfortably nearby their critically ill or injured children being treated for illness at nearby hospitals.

Ronald McDonald House ribbon cutting ceremony
courtesy Ronald McDonald House
There are 12 additional rooms with private baths. Two are also suites for a total square footage increase of over 17,000 square feet.  That pretty much doubles the capacity of the Ronald McDonald House, which is located on Grove Road, across from Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Total cost for the expansion was $3.5 million.  The expansion means they’ll be able to help 400 more families every year.  Ronald McDonald House or RMHC as it's often referred to as, says that some 11,000 families have stayed for free at the facility since it opened in April 1989. 

Ronald McDonald House is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  Free meals are provided along with transportation to Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children day or night. 

The mission of the Ronald McDonald House is to keep families with sick children together and near the care and resources they need.  RMHC has local chapters in more than 64 countries and regions around the world.  You can donate to the Carolinas Chapter on their website.

 

 

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