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RMHC DONATES $200,000 TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS TO HELP CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

RMHC announced it will donate $200,000 to the American Red Cross to help support the needs of the children and families in Moore, OK, and the surrounding communities whose lives have been affected by the devastating tornado.

RMHC is partnering with donors McDonald’s, Lopez Foods, Inc., Bama Companies, Dorada Foods, Martin Brower, and the McDonald’s Division of The Coca-Cola Company to provide aid in the wake of this tragic disaster. Read the full story here.

RMHC NAMES SHEILA MUSOLINO CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

The RMHC Global Board of Trustees elected Sheila Musolino as Chief Operating Officer effective June 1, 2013. Musolino will lead the strategic planning of the Charity’s growth, day-to-day operations, fundraising and marketing and communications efforts.

Musolino, a 29-year veteran of McDonald’s, was previously the vice president, McDonald’s U.S. supply chain, strategic supply. She will work with a diverse group of people with experience in business and/or healthcare, who share a commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of children around the world through family centered programming. Read full story here.

RMHC GRANTS MAKE A MEASURABLE IMPACT ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE
FOR FAMILIES AND AT RISK CHILDREN

The global office of RMHC recently invested more than $3 million in the programs of other nonprofit organizations that focus on addressing the most urgent needs to improve the quality of life for families and the health of their children through the charity’s Global Grants program. This program enables the nonprofit to direct funds to families and children in communities around the world where it is needed most. RMHC has awarded over $93 million in grants in the last ten years.  RMHC is honored to invest in and work with the following organizations and projects selected in 2012: Andean Health and Development (AHD), Project C.U.R.E., Carolina for Kibera, Georgetown University Medical Center, ORBIS International, The Carter Center, The Hunger Project (THP) and Wyman. For more details, click here.

“Thanks to the support of RMHC, we anticipate that in 2013 alone, 80,000 children will receive health monitoring in rural health clinics; 45,000 children will be vaccinated; 15,000 women will receive prenatal services; and 8,000 anti-malarial bed nets will be distributed,” said Mary Ellen McNish, president and CEO, The Hunger Project (THP).

DONATIONS TO RMHC HELP SAVE FAMILIES OVER $370 MILLION IN LODGING WHILE CARING FOR THEIR SICK CHILD

Without the ability for families to stay at a Ronald McDonald House or a Ronald McDonald Family Room, the more than 11,500 RMHC families who are battling a child’s serious injury or illness at a hospital far from home would have to spend an estimated $370 million in lodging costs; these costs, coupled with the cost of their child’s medical care, can be daunting.

Donors who wish to help alleviate the financial burden of these families can make a tax-deductible donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) before December 31, 2012 and the close of the year-end. Read more here.