Ronald McDonald House is growing in leaps and bounds thanks to the generous support of our community and local businesses such as Taylor Martino Rowan that have made it possible. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile opened its doors in January of 2000. Little did we know that in less than 10 years we would literally be busting at the seams. The House operates at over 100% occupancy utilizing our teen room, work out room and the weekend relief manager’s room when possible. The waiting list at the House always stays in the double digits. We are thrilled to announce that we are expanding our Home from 12 to 38 guest rooms. Construction should be complete by the end of November 2010 and our long waiting list should disappear.
Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families with sick or injured children that are being treated in area hospitals. The two things that every family has in common at Ronald McDonald House is that they all have a child being treated in an area hospital and they all live at least 25 miles from the hospital in which the child is being treated. The cost to stay at Ronald McDonald House is $12 a night but no family is ever turned away for inability to pay. To get more information or find out different ways you can help please call Ronald McDonald House at 251-694-6873 (my house).
Presenting a check from Taylor Martino Rowan to Al Tenhundfeld (center) former Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile are Edward Rowan, Richard Taylor, Steve Martino and Lloyd Copeland. Taylor Martino Rowan is naming a room in the expansion currently underway at Ronald McDonald House.