(Joplin, MO) – On Wednesday, July 27, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States its 24th anniversary. The charity invites the public to donate a gift from their birthday wish list, which can be found here, or join their community of donors by clicking here.
In the months leading up to the House’s 24th Anniversary, the organization launched a “24/7 Support” campaign, celebrating and honoring the qualities exhibited by supporters 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for the past 24 years.
“The care and generosity of our volunteers, staff members, and donors are what have allowed our charity to serve over 3,386 unduplicated families of seriously ill children being treated at our local hospitals,” said Executive Director Annette Thurston. “These families, coming from 38 states and 2 foreign countries, have called Ronald McDonald House of the Four States home for a total of 34,205 nights.”
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States:
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States has served our communities since 1996 through its mission, which is to create, find, and support programs that directly support the health and well-being of children and their families. That mission is executed through its cornerstone program, Ronald McDonald House, and the Ronald McDonald Family Room, located at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Our House provides temporary lodging for families of seriously ill children (ages 0-21) and ill expectant mothers, while our Family Room serves as a small oasis for families of pediatric patients just steps away from their child’s hospital room. For the over 200 families that Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States serves annually, we give a family with a sick child what they need most – each other.
Annette Thurston, Executive Director
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States