Campground Gives $4,500 to Ronald McDonald House
Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus, Ind., has donated $4,500 to the new Ronald McDonald House in Evansville, Ind.
The donation is the result of a partnership that the campground and McDonald’s formed for the 2009 season of the Santa Claus Land of Lights festival held inside the park, according to a news release. Coupons for the family Christmas light adventure were offered at various McDonald’s locations and a portion of proceeds was allocated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley (RMHC).
“We are honored to be able to assist the new Ronald McDonald House in Evansville,” says Philip Koch, owner of Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. “It is a wonderful facility that will help countless families.”
“Since opening on Jan. 18, our Ronald McDonald House has served hundreds of critically ill children, their families and extended families,” says Kathy Scheller, executive director for the Ronald McDonald House in Evansville. “This wonderful donation will help assist us greatly in the coming year as we anticipate serving over 1,000 tri-state families at our home away from home.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley provides a comfortable and supportive environment for families with critically ill children. It also serves as a temporary residence near hospitals and medical facilities where family members can sleep, eat, relax and find support from other families in similar situations.