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Thankful

Thankful – one word that means so much.  As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, the staff here at Ronald McDonald House Charities reflect on that word and the fact it holds so much meaning.  The last few years have seen a roller coaster of changes.  As we have maneuvered through an ever-evolving world, we are

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Fall, Family & Friends!

“Fall, Family, Friends, Smiles, Laughs & Hugs are some of the Best Things in Life and they are all Free.” Can you believe it – Fall is here!  Kids are back in school, pumpkin spice flavors are everywhere and the temperatures are starting to dip – even if it is just slightly. It’s time to

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Remembering Co-founder Dr. Audrey Evans

(Republished from rmhc.org) When a child is seriously ill or injured, the only thing a family should have to worry about is getting them the care they need. Each year, millions of families are faced with uncertainty when they have to travel for the medical care their child needs. Where will they stay? How will

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Volunteers Mean Hope

“The Heart of a volunteer is not measured in size but by the depth of their commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.”  It takes a special person to care for families with critically ill children and here at the Ronald McDonald House, we have been blessed with hundreds and hundreds of

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Riley-Ann’s Story

On Friday, August 12th, the Annual Guns & Hoses Softball game, sponsored by SERVPRO, took place at Carilion Clinic Field, Home of the Salem Red Sox and RMHC-SWVA was the beneficiary   charity from the event. We were so excited to attend and be part of such a fun event!  The firemen brought the heat for

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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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