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Ronald McDonald House provides accommodations for families of children receiving medical care

Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan offers housing to families of children traveling to Grand Rapids for medical treatment

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NPO Showcase highlights nonprofit and government organizations and the work that they're doing in our community. The program is a feature of GRTV, a service of the Community Media Center, with producer and host Adrian Hirsch. You can catch it on GRTV on Saturdays at 8 AM and 6 PM and can view past episodes at the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. If your nonprofit would like to be interviewed on NPO Showcase, please contact Adrian Hirsch.

Megan Priester and Kim Rantala on NPO Showcase

Megan Priester and Kim Rantala on NPO Showcase /GRTV

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Megan Priester and Kim Rantala from Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan talk about how the organization accommodates families traveling from out-of-town for medical treatment.

RMH's 'home away from home' is offered to families with a 21 and under family member receiving care, that have to travel over 30 miles for their treatment. Due to high demand, RMH operates on a constant waiting list, with priorities given to those traveling the furthest. They also offer discounted hotel rates to families when they are full. Beyond housing, RMH offers meals, transportation, and even tickets to local attractions ranging from John Ball Zoo to the YMCA.

RMH has a number of volunteer opportunities such as shuttle service drivers, meal and cookie preparation, activity night hosting and more. Community members can also help by making a financial contribution or by donating items from their wish list.  

NPO Showcase is just one of the many ways that the Community Media Center serves the nonprofit community. For information about this and other CMC services for nonprofits, or to schedule a future interview, contact Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator, Adrian Hirsch, at 616-459-4788 x105 or email Adrian Hirsch.

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