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January 3, 2014

 

Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #464 presents RMHC-SWVA with donation!

brotherhood-of-electrical-wThe members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #464, located at the MeadWestvaco Paper Mill in Covington, Virginia were honored to donate to the Ronald McDonald House of Roanoke, Virginia a donation from their Charity golf tournament for the amount of $1,561.00.  RMHC-SWVA name was nominated and unanimously voted to receive all of the proceeds from this tournament at a recent meeting. The members wish to thank the staff for their commitment and generosity that they show in helping others in need!

Their golf tournament was held on August 3, 2013 at the Cliff View Golf Club located in Covington, Virginia. The tournament used a 4 person Captain's choice format, with 11 teams participating.


A huge thank you to several sponsors that helped make this outing a success.  Each of these companies paid to sponsor a hole for the tournament: MeadWestvaco, Ferguson Enterprises, HagemeyerNA, Creative Fabrication, Delta Electric, Smith Services, IBEW Local #26, Chemcore Industries, Highlands Community Bank and Gexpro. Also, there was food donations from: Pizza Hut, Bella Pizza, Applebee's, Cucci's, The Swinging Bridge Restuarant and Tranni's Grill. The members would also like to recognize the following Golf courses who donated rounds of golf for prizes: Hanging Rock, Hunting Hills, Lexington Country Club, Buena Vista Golf Club, The River Course, Blue Hills, Ashley Plantation, Draper Valley, Cliftondale C.C., Lewisburg, Valleyview and Botetourt Golf Club. Alleghany Motors also sponsored a new 2014 Chevrolet Impala for our hole in one contest, which was unfortunately not won.  Without these wonderful sponsors and supporters the event would not have been successful - so thank you!

IBEW Local #464 President Rodney Bell and Vice President Neil Hutchison commented that the tournament went very well. They wanted to thank all of the sponsors and the help from other Union members that made this Charity golf tournament a success.

THANK YOU TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED AND ESPECIALLY THE BROTHERHOOD FOR THINKING OF US!  FROM RMHC-SWVA!

November 19, 2013

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"Pumpkins for Patients" at Cloverdale Elementary School 

Cloverdale's SCA conducted a staff pumpkin decorating contest called "Pumpkins for Patients" to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.  Each staff member was given a pumpkin to decorate and display in the school's cafeteria for the three days before Halloween.  The pumpkins were numbered and the owners of the pumpkins were kept anonymous.  Students in grades K-5 voted each day during lunch for their favorite pumpkins using quarters.  One quarter equaled one vote.  The students of Cloverdale Elementary raised $261.10.

 

PICTURED:  Winning Pumpkin - Uncle Si from Duck Dynasty

October 28, 2013

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The Ronald McDonald House and the Wienermobile team up for food, fun and fundraising!

Roanoke, VA - The Wienermobile will be rolling into town this week for a visit and all are invited to come get their photo taken and collect one of the iconic Wiener Whistles! Come join the Ronald McDonald House and the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at your local Kroger grocery stores for some fun, food and fundraising!!

Sam & Cheese and Cold Cut Cokie – Hotdoggers – will be joining the Wienermobile. They are two of the twelve Hotdoggers currently traveling the hot dog highways of American spreading miles of smiles. You can join them and help raise money for the local Ronald McDonald House.

While visiting the Wienermobile you can purchase a Hot Dog and/or raffle ticket and be entered into a contest to win an exclusive ride from the Wienermobile. All proceeds will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia. The drawing will take place on Saturday, November 2nd at the Ronald McDonald House (winner does not need to be present to win).

"Oscar Mayer is really excited to have the opportunity to team up with the Ronald McDonald House and local Kroger stores! We have some exciting activities and of course, some tasty Oscar Mayer hot dogs! Hope to see everyone in the community come out for a good time!" stated Cokie Reed, Hotdogger.

The Wienermobile will be making two stops this week at two local Kroger Stores:

Wednesday October 30, 2013 2-5pm
Kroger
4488 Electric Rd. (Tanglewood)
Roanoke, VA 24018

Friday November 1, 2013 2-5pm
Kroger
3970 Valley Gateway Blvd (Bonsack)
Roanoke, VA 24012

The captains of the Wienermobile will also be handing out $1 off coupons for Oscar Mayer products and playing fun activities with families.

October 14, 2013

 

Ronald McDonald House Receives Grant from The Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc.

ROANOKE, VA – October 14, 2013. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia is proud to announce receiving a $2,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc. The purpose of this award is to provide a home-away-from-home for families in Mercer County, WV and Tazewell County, VA. According to Laney Mofield, Executive Director, "Ronald McDonald House is especially grateful for the Community Foundation’s generosity in helping families of sick or injured children who come to Roanoke for medical treatment.”

The mission statement of The Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc., states that it “promotes philanthropy by fostering charitable giving, serving our donor’s interests, and effectively responding to our communities’ needs and opportunities”. During 2012, Ronald McDonald House served 676 families in total and 65 were from Mercer County, WV, more than any other county. There were 59 families from Tazewell County, VA, the third highest number from a specific county. Henry County, VA rounded out the top three counties represented.

September 24, 2013

Ronald McDonald House Teams with Companies Valley-Wide
To Change Lives and Strengthen Families

ROANOKE, VA – September 24, 2013. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia, which provides a “home-away-from-home” for families of pediatric patients who must leave their home to receive medical treatment, is launching a valley-wide event to raise awareness and support for families with sick children. On Friday, September 27, 2013, hundreds of people will show support for Ronald McDonald House by wearing “Rock a Tee” shirts to change a child’s life. Tee-shirts are $10 and can still be purchased by calling 540-857-0770 or visiting Ronald McDonald House, 2224 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke.

In launching the event, Jeanne Lawrence, director of community development, said, "Ronald McDonald House is especially grateful to businesses who generously sponsored this valley-wide event including AEP, Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital, Coca-Cola, Fox 21/27, Kroger, Q99, McDonald’s and Ripley. Of special significance is the number of businesses like Allstate, Brian Center-Lowmoor, Hanover Insurance, Hopetree Family Services, and United Health Care who value this effort enough to promote their employees to purchase tee-shirts to wear proudly. What a fun and easy way to support families! Now is the time for companies, organizations, schools, families and individuals to become involved in an organization that supports families and changes lives.”

Over 110 Allstate employees will be ‘rocking’ their tees on Friday. “Allstate employees are committed volunteers in the communities where we live and work.  For many years through our Helping Hands Program, the Allstate Foundation is proud to support the Ronald McDonald House,” says Shelva Clemons, Allstate Foundation spokesperson.





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Allstate Team "rocking" their tees on September 27th!

July 5, 2013

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Thank you to United Health Care for their HUGE donation of toilet paper to the RM House!  Representatives dropped by with five vehicles loaded to the top with OVER 6,000 rolls of toilet paper.

A huge thanks to everyone that donated and for supporting the House That Love Built! 

June 30, 2013

Tuck Chiropractic Clinic Food Drive at
Kroger a HUGE success!

On June 29th, numerous doctors and staff from Tuck
Chiropractic Clinic joined together and conducted a
Food Drive for RMHC-SWVA.  Thanks to all those that
donated at the Cave Spring Krogers - the RMHC Van was
loaded to the top with wonderful donations to fill our pantry.

Thank you to all involved!

For more pictures from the Food Drive
visit our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/RMHCSWVA

For more information about Tuck Chiropractic
Clinic, please visit online at www.tuckclinic.com

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June 20, 2013

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ROANOKE, VA (June 17, 2013) – Tuck Chiropractic Clinic will hold a food drive at the Kroger on Brambleton Avenue at Cave Spring Corners on Saturday, June 29th from 11:00am until 3:00pm. All of the food collected will be delivered to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia.

Tuck Chiropractic Clinic Doctors and Staff will be working at the food collection drive. Dr. Craig Camidge of Tuck Chiropractic Clinic said, “The Ronald McDonald House Charities serve people from all over Southwest Virginia every single day. The food collected will help provide much needed meals for families with children in the hospital. It is the goal of Tuck Chiropractic Clinic to support the communities that we serve, and this food drive is a fantastic way to support a local charity that provides essential services for families.”

The public is encouraged to visit the Kroger on Brambleton Avenue at Cave Spring Corners on Saturday, June 29th from 11am – 3pm. Grocery item “wish lists” will be provided for shoppers who would like to participate in the food drive.

For more information, please visit us online at www.tuckclinic.com

May 15, 2013

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Laney Mofield, RMHC-SWVA Executive Director, had the pleasure of visiting Allegheny High School and meeting up with the Reality Check Club.  Here is the e-mail form their club sponsor:

We are the Reality Check Club. Our students believe in self-determination and believe they are capable of succeeding. This is just the second year for our club, but we have been very involved in school activities and community activities. For the donation to Ronald McDonald house, we baked goods and also had donations of baked goods for this fund raiser. The students were very involved in earning the money. We actually only made around $135 but they wanted to make it an even $200 out of our club fund. I am so proud of them!

Honor Hartsfield

Reality Check Club Sponsor

Thank you Reality Check Club Students for your generous donation and for your support of the House That Love Built!

April  15, 2013

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Ronald McDonald House is the headquarters for this year's Historic Garden Week in Roanoke.  The 80th annual Historic Garden Week in Roanoke is Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine.  Sponsored by the Roanoke Valley Garden Club and the Mill Mountain Garden Club, the tour is part of Historic Garden Week, an annual event presented by the Garden Club of Virginia.

This year’s tour is  “A Trolley Tour in the Mountains” and Roanoke’s Star Line Trolley will take guests to some of the homes on the tour.  There are five beautiful homes.  There is something for everyone -- majestic mountain views, terraced gardens with stone patios, grounds that offer unique architectural features in surprising nooks and crannies, a hidden front yard putting green, a shaded private pool, a Spanish casa with both arid and lush landscaping, and homes filled with spectacular antiques and local art.  The event provides a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of spring color, as well as homes sparkling with spectacular flower arrangements created by club members.

The Ronald McDonald House will be the starting and stopping point for the trolley and the shuttle.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of the tour. There will be no single house tickets.  A box lunch by 2nd Helpings will be available for $13 at the Ronald McDonald House, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served from 2-4 p.m. poolside at the Webb home.

You may purchase your box lunches and tickets in advance at the RM House on Jefferson Street, 7 days a week from 9am-8pm.

For more information: Visit www.vagardenweek.org or
Contact Cyndi Fletcher at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 540-589-3084


April  1, 2013

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia was the recipient of a $1,000 Best Buy TagTeam Award during the month of April.  The check was donated in honor of the volunteer efforts of the Best Buy employees here in Roanoke.

Best Buy is committed to strengthening their communities through volunteerism.  When Best Buy employee volunteers offer their leadership, expertise and service to nonprofit organizations, Best Buy provides TagTeam Awards to recognize and reward their service.

Best Buy employees donate their services around the RM House monthly and are regular volunteers with our Dinner Program.  We truly appreciate their support and dedication to RMHC!  A HUGE thank you to Best Buy and their wonderful employees!

March  19, 2013

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Laney Mofield, RMHC Executive Director, accepts check from Pastor June Sweeney on Tuesday, March 19th.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - the Ronald McDonald House Charities Executive Director, Laney Mofield made a visit to Boissvane, Virginia.  The congregation from Pentacostal House of Prayer in Boissvane graciously presented RMHC-SWVA with a check of $3,333.

A congregation of approximately 10 individuals, they starting making a collection in 2010 and through tithes and offerings they collected a total of $10,000.  The divided the dollars amongst the following charities - American Cancer Society, Christian Minitries, St. Jude and Ronald McDonald House.

We are tremendously greatful to this wonderful set of individuals.  The funds will go towards the operating costs of the House.

February 12, 2013

Ladies and the '80s - WHAT A NIGHT! 

The CW5 helped Ronald McDonald House Charities of SW VA kick off 2013 by hosting an exciting event - Ladies and the ‘80s. Women came out in full force for a fun night out with their friends while supporting a great cause! The CW5 selected RMHC as their beneficiary charity and we could not have been more excited. Thanks to all the hard work of the CW5 staff, sponsors and those who attended over $1,700 was raised!

“The CW5 was more than happy, pleased and honored to have our event to launch the show ‘The Carrie Diaries’ as both a fundraiser and awareness raiser for the RMHC-SWVA. Our ‘Ladies and the ‘80s Party’ drew in nearly 400 guests who danced the night away to 80’s music, shopped and gave generously, raising nearly $1,500” stated Debbie Reardon, CW5 Corporate Director of Creative Services. “A gift from the CW network of a trip for two to New York was raffled away and helped raise an additional $350.  We love working with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia, we plan on doing many more events with them in the upcoming year and couldn’t be happier.”

 Monica Brooks from K-92 welcomed the nearly 400 women all dulled up in their best ‘80s attire while they enjoyed DJ’s spinning ‘80s tunes, a fashion show by Fashionista Roanoke and shopping opportunities with numerous vendors. The first 100 guests got a cool ‘80s gift and prizes were given to the best ‘80’s outfit.

 A HUGE thanks to the event sponsors for this incredible event: CW5, K92 Radio Station, Fashionista Roanoke, First and Sixth Eatery and Caroline Larocca. And an incredible thanks to all the lovely ladies that attended the event!

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Friends of the RM House enjoy a night out on
Friday, January 11, 2013 at Patrick Henry Hotel!

October  23, 2012

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
RECEIVES $15,000 GRANT FROM UPS FOUNDATION

Roanoke, VA – October 23, 2012 – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia (RMHC-SWVA) received a $15,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE:UPS). The grant will be used for technology enhancement.

RMHC-SWVA works to improve the health and well being of children and their families by providing the Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Room. The Ronald McDonald House is a home-away-from-home for families whose children are being treated at area Roanoke Valley hospitals and outpatient clinics for illnesses or injuries. The Ronald McDonald Family Room located on the 14th floor of Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital is a respite area for adult family members and guest of hospitalized children.

“As a nonprofit in the 21st Century, technology plays an important role – maintaining records, tracking and acknowledging donations and communicating with the public. This very generous grant from The UPS Foundation will help Ronald McDonald House Charities as it moves forward, serving families for years to come,” stated Laney Mofield, Executive Director of RMCH-SWVA.

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, GA., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearing impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: nonprofit effectiveness, encouraging diversity, community safety and environmental sustainability.

In 2011, The UPS Foundation distributed more than $45.3 million worldwide through grants that benefit organizations or programs such as the RMHC-SWVA and provide support for building stronger communities.

“The UPS Foundation is committed to funding impactful programs that make a meaningful different in our communities – so we are proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia’s efforts to continue to provide a Home-Away-From Home for families of seriously ill children receiving medical treatment in the Roanoke Valley area,” said Ken Sternad, president of The UPS Foundation. 

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Laney Mofield (center), RMHC-SWVA Executive
Director. accepts check from Congressman Bob
Goodlatte and UPS Employee Joel Tucker on
Monday, October 22, 2012.

October  19, 2012

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Fishburn Park Elementary School Principal Judy Lackey, along with teachers Elizabeth Overstreet, B.J. Burgess, & Ashley Scott delivered the more than $1000 change & dollar bills donated by Fishburn students to the Ronald McDonald House in memory of baby Drew Overstreet.

Fishburn Park Elementary School students gathered together all their spare change in memory of one little boy who continues to touch lives.  Andrew Michael Overstreet (Baby Drew) went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at just 2 weeks old.  The kindergarten students all the way up to fifth graders raised $1,495.75 in memory of Drew whose mother, Elizabeth Overstreet, teaches at Fishburn Park.

"The generosity of our Fishburn Park students demonstrates their care and concern for others in our Fishburn family. They are a remarkable group of students who are learning the value of service to others” stated Fishburn Park Elementary School Principal, Judy Lackey.

October  11, 2012

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ADPi Representatives deliver items to the Ronald McDonald
House.  P
ictured L-R: Jane Fellowes, Collen McNichol (Lions
Share/Safari Hunt Chair),
Briana Apgar, Shannon Boothes
(Dir. of RM House Operations), and Judie Reemsnyder
(Chapter Advisor)

Eta Pi Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority from Virginia Tech has been a long standing partner with the Ronald McDonald House.  Year after year the sorority donates goods, volunteers, raises money and collects tab tops for the House That Love Built!

On October 11, 2012 three sorority sisters with their Chapter Advisor, Judie Reemsnyder, stopped by the House with a donation that was definitely needed and that the House is forever greatful for.  Colleen McNichol, The Lion's Share Challenge/Safari Hunt Chair, reported the following was collected/raised during the Sorority's 3-day Safari Hunt event held on campus October 2nd through the 4th:

  • Over 2,500 wish list items were collected (estimated at over $2,500 worth of items)
  • Over 1 million tab tops were collected
  • $8,500 in cash was raised in addition to the Wish List items and Tab Tops

"They are also involved in a letter writing campaign to raise more money, but haven't finished with that!" stated Judie Reemsndyer, Chapter Advisor.  "I'm so proud of their hard work and effort for RMH!"

The donation couldn't have come at a better time, the Ronald McDonald House has been running full for the last two months which means more food flying off our shelves and more supplies being used.  Ronald McDonald House staff, families and board truly appreciate all that ADPi does for our House, our Family Room but most importantly our Families.

July  20, 2012

Heros to our Hearts!  Naturalbus Club donates over $10,000 to the House!

naturalbus check pres. 6-27-2012 copyIf you have not heard of the Full Moon Bus Club, then I highly recommend you drop everything you are doing and look them up…this club isn’t just about Volkswagon buses and camping, this club is about building long lasting friendships that become family. The Full Moon Bus club is made up of over 2,000 members all over North America and come from all walks of life...including but certainly not limited to...  professionals, retired, working class and students…their connection is that they all have a mutual love for old Volkswagens.

The Naturalbus is just one of the many camping gatherings of owners of Volkswagon Buses and Full Moon Bus Club members. Started in 2000, this event takes place at Natural Bridge, Virginia at the Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Natural Bridge.

Teri and Jeff Burks and Mark and Sandra Dearing are the ambassadors for the Naturalbus event and to add to their event in 2000, they decided to do a raffle each year for charity. The first year they raffled off a trans-axle and raised around $300-$400, the second year they decided to pick a local charity and that is where the partnership with Naturalbus and Ronald McDonald House began.   They raffled off engines and other bus parts, until 5 years ago they decided to raffle off an actual renovated VW Bus and raised around $1,000. All the work on all the Buses is done by Mark Dearing’s shop in Salem, VA; Salem Import Services.

This year the 2012 Raffled Volkswagon Bus was a 1978 Westfalia – in sage green (the original color) with stock plaid interior. The raffle tickets each cost $10 and were sold up until the drawing at the campgrounds on Saturday, June 2nd.   The Naturalbus group was excited to be able to come by the RMH on June 27th with over $10,000 to donate this year!

“Over the past 12 years we have been fortunate to count Naturalbus Club as friends of the House.   Without a doubt, these folks have been our champions on so many levels. They have combined their interests and love of Volkswagon buses and camping with a desire to help families of sick children. They have a great time together each year and they are so generous in their efforts toward Ronald McDonald House. They are indeed ‘heros of our hearts!” – Laney Mofield, Executive Director RMHC-SWVA

A huge THANK YOU to all those who participated in the Naturalbus raffle and who attended this year’s event. A very special Thank You to Teri & Jeff Burks and Mark & Sandra Dearing for their friendship, continued support and for allowing us to be a part of their lives…your donation and support allows us to do what we do each day.

For more information on Naturalbus or Full Moon Bus Club visit www.naturalbus.net or www.fullmoonbusclub.com.

 

May  16, 2012

Dublin Clays Host First Kids & Clays Benefit Shoot!

The weather was tricky on April 28th, but the Dublin Clays still had 12 shooters join them for their first Kids & Clays Benefit Shoot in Dublin, VA raising $470 for the RMHC-SWVA.  Through the hardwork of the Dublin Clays Board, especially Cindy McCoy their treasurer, the event was a success.

"Not to be deterred [by the weather], we will do it again next year!! We will make it a registered shoot and put it on our schedule" quoted Cindy McCoy.

They had numerous help from many donors - M&H Farms McCoy, VA; PSK Radio, Radford, VA; E.S. Ramey Firearms, Dublin, VA; Millers Gun Shop, Christiansburg, VA; ATK, Radford, VA; Sportsmans Warehouse Head Office; Whitetailed Outfitters, Christiansburg, VA; and ABB Bland, Bland, VA.

Thank you everyone that supported this event and for all the hardwork by the Dublin Clays!  We look forward to their 2nd Annual Kids & Clays Benefit Shoot in 2013!

 

April  05, 2012

KidsDineFree.net donates 194 cans of food to the House!

KDF Team visited the Ronald McDonald House on April 5th and donated 194 cans of food from a promotional fundraiser they did in February.

KidsDineFree.net is a new franchise to the Southwest Va area.  The company embraces the concept of being the fun affordable way for families to enjoy the dining experience without breaking the bank.  Families purchase a KidsDineFree.net Card from the website and then are able to receive a free kids meal with each adult combo meal or entree purchase, any day of the week, any meal of the day.

KDF also cares deeply about children and the community that it serves, which can be seen by their extremely generous donation to the RM House.  Throughout the year, KidsDineFree.net implements promotions and fundraisers that go directly back into our local towns.  In February of this year, KDF selected the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest VA as their recipient.  For each page "LIKE" that KidsDineFree.net received on their Facebook page, a non-perishable food item was donated to the House.  KDF selected this organization because of it's love and assistance to children and their families in times of need. 

"The services that RMHC offers is nothing short of mirculous to the young families who receive them, and we at KidsDineFree.net only hope to be able to do more in the future!  Thank You RMHC for all you do!!!"  - Simonne Weeks, KidsDineFree.net

To learn more about KidsDineFree.net - visit their website at http://roanoke.kidsdinefree.net/ and/or follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/kidsdinefreesouthwestva

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Shannon Boothe, Director of House Operations, and
Laney Mofield, Executive Director were very excited to have the KDF Team visit the House on April 5th.

March  05, 2012

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Special Thank You to Helpful Hands Home Care Services in Roanoke for their kind donation of$250 through their "Charity Begins at Home" Program.  Their "Charity Begins at Home" program allows a Local Senior Home Care Company to give back to the Roanoke Community.  Community Supporters vote on the Helpful Hands website each month for their charity of choice to receive the funds that month.

Deana McGhee, Helping Hands Community Relations Coordinator, visited the House and presented a check to Laney Mofield, RMHC Executive Director, on March 5th.

To learn more about Helpful Hands Home Care Services - visit their website at www.helpfulhands.net

February 14, 2012

What a nice surprise on Valentine's Day - Ava & Sophia Gomez stopped by to say hello and bring some Valentine treats for the House Guests!  Their mother, Christy, stayed with us in January and February 2011 while her girls were being treated at Cariliion Clinic Children's Hospital.  The House definitely enjoyed the visit and Ave & Sophia definitely put a smile on all of our faces!  Thank you so much Gomez family; Mom, Girls and Grandparents, for stopping by and saying hi and sharing a day of love with all the guests!


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February 10, 2012

 A HUGE thank you to Tina Reynolds and her daughter, Jazmyne, who stopped by our House on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 with a donation of over $700.  Tina, with the help from other family members, has held Fish Frys at different times to help raise money for the "House that Love Built".  Tina was a guest of the House for a few months in 2008, when Jazmyne was a preemie.  Jazmyne is now a beautiful, happy 3 year old who filled our House with joy upon her visit.  It was such a nice surprise to have a visit from the Reynolds and a huge Thank You for thinking of us!

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