Last Wednesday, July 25, a group of F&P employees went to the Ronald McDonald House on W. Lexington Street in Baltimore City to participate in one of its McBlitz days. Twice a month, RMH welcomes a group of volunteers to come to the house to help with any chores, clean-up or maintenance necessary to keep the house running. Our staff worked on art projects, both a decorative art collage and cleaning and decorating stones. The stones, covered in handwritten, inspirational messages from visitors and volunteers, will be used to construct a stone wall. These projects will be displayed in the new house, which is currently under construction in East Baltimore on Aisquith Street. Other volunteers cleaned the laundry room and kitchens. Some sorted through soda can tabs to remove any metal or foreign objects. The aluminum tabs are then recycled and the money RMH receives from these tabs are used for gas for the shuttle, which provides transportation to the hospitals and local stores.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Baltimore provides lodging, at no cost, to families of seriously ill children who are being treated a local hospitals, either as inpatient or outpatient. Although part of an international organization, the RHM in Baltimore is independent and locally funded. The house relies on community support, both monetary and in the form of donations and volunteers to provide its services. For more information about the Ronald McDonald House and its mission, please visit the website https://rmhcbaltimore.org/.
Thank you to all of our volunteers who participated to make this day a success. And a special thank you to the Ronald McDonald House for allowing us to partner with them to support this much needed and honorable community service. Click on the link provided to view photos of F&P McBlitz day.