(Joplin, MO) – November 6 will kick off Ronald McDonald House’s “Fall Harvest Pantry Stock Up.” Our pantry shelves are close to empty and we are asking for the community’s help to restock.
COVID-19 has caused us to be more creative and look for alternative ways to help families when they have a seriously ill child being treated at Freeman Health System and Mercy Joplin. Families must travel some distance to get the needed medical resources for their child. By providing needed food items, gift cards, and hotel accommodations we can alleviate some of the financial burdens placed on families during this time.
The Ronald McDonald House of the Four States provides a home for the families of seriously ill children at Mercy Joplin and Freeman Health System. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, the House offers these families a refuge from the hospital – a room of their own, kitchen and laundry facilities, and a playroom for the children.
The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Mercy is just steps away from their child’s bedside and provides a refuge to recharge, grab a bite to eat, shower, do laundry or get rest so they can be strong for their children.
Find out more about how you can become involved with the Ronald McDonald House by logging onto www.rmhjoplin.org or calling 417-624-2273.
Shirley Hylton, Interim Associate Director