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25 News and Scripps Howard Foundation partner to donate $1,000 to Temple Ronald McDonald House

Posted at 11:07 AM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 12:07:47-05

TEMPLE, TX — The Scripps Howard Foundation and 25 News partnered to present a check of $1,000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Temple.

The Ronald McDonald House in Temple has been helping families with children in the hospital since 1986. The house has provided a place to stay for parents and families at little or no cost to them. In 2002, the Temple Ronald McDonald House saw their space increase from seven rooms to 19 rooms to be able to serve more families.

Susan Bolton has been the Executive Director for the Ronald McDonald House in Temple for 30 years and knows how unique it is for Temple to have a house.

“It’s unusual for a town the size of Temple to have and support a Ronald McDonald House. And for that we are very grateful. This is wonderful that you are giving us money that we did not know it was coming," he said.

Lisa Mannes lives in College Station and has a 15-year-old daughter who is undergoing cancer treatment in Temple.

For her and her family, the Ronald McDonald House has been a big help.

“The staff has been great if I need anything for me or my daughter, they’re there whenever I need them. I honestly couldn’t do without Ronald McDonald House. Just being here has been great, they’ve been very welcoming to my other little kids, they stayed with me when my husband had to work. It’s been a godsend,” Mannes said.

"Our commitment to Central Texas is built on the foundation that we are part of the solution to our communities. Through our partnership with the Scripps Howard Foundation, we are able to donate to local non-profits that provide life changing services in our market. We look forward to watching these non-profits continue to improve many lives in our area in the years to come," 25 News Vice President and General Manager Adam Chase said.

For more information on the Ronald McDonald House Charities visit their http://www.rmhc-temple.org/