RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF AUSTIN AND CENTRAL TEXAS INC
Rating: 5 stars 13 reviews
Location: 1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd Austin TX 78723 USA
Direct beneficiaries per year: We served more than 1,740 families in 2012.
Programs: Through the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room programs in Austin, we serve over 1400 families a year by providing lodging, meals and support services to families with ill or injured children. Families stay with us for an average of 8 nights. We open our doors to all families from all walks of life. If a family cannot afford to pay the $10 a night fee, we will cover all expenses. We will never turn anyone away regardless of their financial situation. We provide limited burial assistance funds, and bereavement counseling for those who have lost a child.
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I cannot say enough about the Austin TX RMHC. The people involved from the volunteers to the the top are the most amazing caring individuals you would ever want to meet. They are doing Gods work. My husband was ill a few years back and I know how hard it was taking him back and forth to the hospital, making a grown man go in for his Chemo treatments, etc. I cannot imagine what that must be like to go through with a child, much less have to be in another city away from home. The amazing simple things the Austin Ronald McDonald House provides to families in these situations are priceless. Having a sick child is an awful thought, and already comes with a high financial burden, but imagine having to pay for weeks of hotel rooms, food, and being away from friends and family.
If you have the opportunity please look into this amazing charity. Give if you can of your time or your donations. Take a tour. You will be surprised at what they provide, who they provide it to, and how easily you can make a difference.
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I have not personally experienced the use of the Austin RMHC, however I have a few friends who have and say they are not sure how they could have ever made it though their children's ordeals without the Austin RMHC.
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Help them raise more funds to help more people. They are already doing everything right.
Thanks for sharing your personal story as well as your RMHC Austin story. We are able to serve so many families because of the generous support of people like you who know firsthand how important it is to help families in challenging times. Sincerely, Jan Gunter RMHC Austin