You made 2019 the most impactful year yet!
The numbers are in and we can share with you that 2019 was the most impactful year yet for RMHCA!
This is so exciting for us to see the growth of our mission in the two years following our expansion. And of course, we celebrated 40 years of RMHCA in 2019! With your help, our services were free of charge to thousands of parents, caregivers and pediatric patients like Jamal Irby, 9, and his mom, Kaneesha.
“I cannot put into words how grateful I am for the Ronald McDonald House,” Kaneesha says. “I’m stressed enough dealing with medical issues but having a place to stay takes some of that stress away. The donations you give help each family that ever has to stay here.”
Here are some highlights from 2019:
- Last year, families stayed at our House 1,921 times which amounts to $8.2 million in food and lodging costs that they didn’t have to worry about.
- Parents visited our two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at UAB and DCH more than 16,000 times.
- The top 5 diagnoses of our families were (in order): premature birth, cardiovascular, cancer, stomach/GI, brain/neurological
This is all possible because RMHCA is backed by passionate, caring individuals like you throughout the state of Alabama. Your impact is more than numbers. If you have a child in your life, you know that time spent with them is more precious than anything in the world. And that’s the most important thing you give our guest families: the opportunity to be together.
On behalf of the RMHCA staff, we thank you for an amazing 2019. We can’t wait to see what 2020 brings!