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Christmas in July

 By Jeanne Lawrence, Development Director RMHC-SWVA   “And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of *ten* Grinches, plus two!”  One of the famous lines from How the

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Happy Father’s Day!

“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers and lifelong friends.”  Being a dad is never easy. And when your child is in the hospital, many parents start to feel powerless. Whether it’s the fear of not knowing if your child will get better, or the stress of dealing with hotel and

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Guns & Hoses Charity Softball Game

GAME RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 12, 2022   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 19, 2022 | Salem Red Sox: (540) 389-3333 | info@salemsox.com Salem Red Sox Announce Annual Guns and Hoses Charity Softball Game This marks the 15th year the game has been hosted at Salem Memorial Ballpark   SALEM, Va. – Friday May 27th, local

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A House for 38 Years

What comes to mind when you hear the word House? A building, a shelter, a place where people reside.  A house is all these things, but at Ronald McDonald House we hear that word and we think of more than just a physical object.  While our house does provide a place to sleep and a

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38 Years of Love

  On Thursday, May 5, 2022, the Ronald McDonald House in Roanoke, VA celebrated its 38th year of service! Since 1984, the “House That Love Built” has been a haven of comfort, hope, love and support for critically ill children and their families. Help us celebrate and spread joy on this happy occasion – be

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RMHC-SWVA: Progress

Progress is defined as “a forward or onward movement toward a destination.” Progress assures us that we are not standing still and that there are places to go. As uncertain and unprecedented as the past few years have been, we have all held on to every sign, or inkling, that has made us feel like

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Never Give Up Hope – Cory Hodges Story

Written by Judy Hodges April 10, 2019 Today marks a special anniversary for my husband and me. Parents of a sick child know this special anniversary well. It is the long awaited “finally going home day”. In December 1981 our son was born fifteen weeks premature weighing 700 grams or a pound and a half.

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This is the Year…

to start a fitness program. to eat better. to read more. to take time for myself. Do these sound familiar? Do you have new year’s resolutions each year? Goals to accomplish? While the above are all great ways to take care of yourself, can we suggest one more? This is the Year to appreciate the little, big

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Kaylee’s Story

Written by: David Stanley, Kaylee’s Father December 2021 (Picture: Kaylee visiting House in March 2021 dropping off donations for Online Auction) I had always heard of the Ronald McDonald House, but never really knew what it was. I had given change at McDonald’s restaurants. We had saved soft drink tabs and donated through school. Sometimes

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GO MAD with RMHC-SWVA!

Go Make A Difference in 25 ways, in 25 days! Join RMHC-SWVA and celebrate the holiday season by going MAD! Use this calendar for inspiration as you plan activities to help make a difference. Go MAD calendar printable version    

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