This morning, VONA staff provided breakfast to the 34 families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. The mission of the Ronald McDonald House is to provide a supportive home environment offering care, compassion, and hope to families with seriously ill and injured children being treated at local hospitals. Having a child in the hospital can be challenging for any family. Cooking a meal for themselves is the last thing they want to think about after sitting by their child’s bedside all day. Waking up to a home-cooked meal is something the Ronald McDonald House families greatly appreciate. When you’re serving a meal, you get to experience the togetherness of their House and the thankfulness of their families.
The VONA staff enjoyed hosting breakfast this morning. Preparing and serving the meal gave us a chance to meet some of the family members. We were pleased to give these families a chance to relax before heading back to the hospital to see their loved one.
“Providing a meal to these families is the least we can do and we are glad to be able to help out,” said Ryan Shirley, CEO of VONA Case Management. “It is great that there is a place like Ronald McDonald House that allows these families to focus on their loved ones and not have to worry about the day to day needs. It really is a great organization with a great cause.”
How You Can Help
If your family, church or business would like to provide a meal to Ronald McDonald House in Mobile, please visit their website to learn more about the Family Meal Program. There are also many other ways you can volunteer at Ronald McDonald House! Visit their Volunteer page on their website to learn about all of the volunteer opportunities or help the Ronald McDonald House families by donating items from their wish list.