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Beth Lamb, APR, Chief Marketing Officer
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Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth announces phased approach to reinstatement of mission during COVID-19 pandemic
FORT WORTH, TX (June 2, 2020) – As part of the global charity, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth (RMHFW) is committed to protecting the health and safety of the families we serve. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, RMHFW suspended all programs March 16; however, beginning Monday, June 8, RMHFW will once again accept referrals for family stays from hospital partners in a phased approach.
“Nothing brings us greater joy than a return to operations. Families who were staying at the House remained for the time they needed to stay, and while many families were able to return home during this program suspension time, caring for the comfort of those remaining families was of paramount importance to us. The Ronald McDonald House is a one-of-a-kind charity in Fort Worth and the ability to serve families during times of crisis is what we do best,” Jennifer Johns, CEO.
RMHFW has a reinstatement plan, which guides the organization toward complete mission fulfillment. This plan follows the RMHC Global framework for the safe and sequential reinstatement of program operations. The full plan is available for review upon request; however, click here for an overview of our phased approach to reinstatement.
The Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth offers a supportive, home-like community that eases burdens for seriously ill children and their families. Established in 1981 the House is built on the simple idea that when a family is focused on healing their child, nothing else should matter – not where they can afford to stay, where their next meal will come from, or where they will lay their head to rest at night. When a child is hospitalized, the love and support of family can be just as powerful as the strongest medicine.
In 2019, the organization served close to 1,000 people staying at the House, visiting the Ronald McDonald Family Room located inside Cook Children’s Medical Center, visiting the House through the Day Program or receiving complimentary items from the Hospitality Carts operated at Baylor Scott & White All Saints and Cook Children’s Medical Center.
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Signature Events Cancellations
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of our two signature events, Roadhouse and Wild Game Dinner, for 2020. The safety of our guests is of paramount importance and aligns with the mission of RMHFW. While we are sad to cancel, we are looking to a brighter future, which is full of hope and we are planning for lots of healing. Later this year, we will announce the date for Roadhouse 2021 and Wild Game Dinner 2021 will be Sept. 10. Should you have any questions, please email Ryan at Ryan.Barrera@rmhfw.org.