My Nonprofit Reviews
Mickey Rafferty C.
Review for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Portland, OR, USA
The year was 1992. I had taken early retirement and decided to use my available time to do things that were really important. Being selective, I had looked at various types of volunteer positions, wanting to find "just the right fit" - a place where I could make a difference!
I learned about the Ronald McDonald House from my cousin and his wife who live in Eastern Oregon. They had stayed at RMHW while their daughter was undergoing treatment at Emanuel Hospital. They raved about their stay, the accommodations, the staff and the volunteers! Their experience made it easy for me to make my choice!
Our goal at Ronald McDonald House is to fill an immediate need, by providing a "home away from home" to the family, while their child receives medical care in Portland Hospitals. I find it is rewarding to be a part of this story, offering a helping hand to the family during their stay! However, the very best part is sharing in their excitement, while celebrating their success, when they are finally able to return home!
I've been a "Tuesday Morning Volunteer" for 26 years. While there, I simply "do whatever needs to be done" to make life a little easier for our guests! Proudly I acknowledge what a privilege it is to be a part of this unique organization!
Mickey Cocks, Tuesday Morning Volunteer