On July 11th the families residing at the Ronald McDonald House were treated to a barbeque-style lunch, compliments of volunteers comprised of Massy students, alumni, faculty, friends and family. Ronald McDonald House relies almost entirely on donations and volunteer support for its daily operations. An important part of volunteer support is the supply of meals.
Families from all over the country stay at the House while their sick children receive treatment at one of the area hospitals. Sadly, the Nashville Ronald McDonald House stays full (35 people) most of the time. Fortunately, the House provides a wonderful environment for the families to stay close to their loved ones during a difficult time.
From talking to the residents it seemed everyone really enjoyed the food we provided. Kroger supplied us with 40 pounds of hamburger and side items from the deli. The remainder of the food was purchased through donations from Massey students, Dr. Stan York, and Dr. Joe Alexander. Special thanks go to LaDonna Boyd for baking the cookies, to Russ Cornwall and Brett Printz for manning the grill, and to Eric Jolly for keeping the flames under control!
With 17 volunteers, we were slightly overstaffed (which was a great problem to have!), but with Dr. York’s operational management skills, all went smoothly. On behalf of the residents and staff at Ronald McDonald House, thanks to all the volunteers for making it a great event!
If you would like to learn more about the Ronald McDonald House or to volunteer on an individual basis, you may visit the website at http://www.rmhnashville.com/.