More Than 40 Area Volunteers Pitch In to Help Move in New Furniture at Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House
Chattanooga, Tennessee-- Teams of volunteers from UNUM, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team, Region’s Bank and Tennessee Valley Authority spent part of the morning and afternoon on Tuesday, March 27, helping to move in new furniture into the Ronald McDonald House. A large group of volunteers unloaded the delivery truck and others lent a hand to help remove the old furniture and replace it with newly delivered tables, beds and desks.
"We are thankful for the generosity of these area companies that allow their employees the time off to give back to the community in such a tremendous way. We are able to serve nearly 600 children and families each year who need comfort and stability during a critical time, because of the support from individuals and companies in the Greater Chattanooga community,” said Jane Kaylor, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga.
Kaylor says the new furniture completes the final phase of a remodeling project for Ronald McDonald House Charities that began last summer at the 3rd street facility.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga (RMHC)
Established in 1990, Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Charities provides a “home away from home” each year for approximately 600 families of critically injured and seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals in Chattanooga. RMHC of Greater Chattanooga is an independent, 501(c) 3 registered non-profit that operates solely on donations from individuals, businesses and foundations. The cornerstone programs are the 26-bedroom Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room located Children’s Hospital at Erlanger and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a mobile health program serving children at three Bradley County schools. Ronald McDonald House Charities also offers 40, $1,000 scholarships to area high schools’ seniors. For more information, please call (423) 778-4300 or connect with the organization online through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube or at: www.rmhchattanooga.com.