We are proud to announce that we have named the Ronald McDonald House of Tallahassee as our charity of choice!
When Mark and I visited the Ronald McDonald House the first thing we noticed was – they need a new wheelchair ramp! We are making it our goal to replace the old one!
In addition to the wheelchair ramp, they ALWAYS need volunteers for Housekeeping, weekend volunteers, Kitchen volunteers, Meal of the Month volunteers, yardwork volunteers, donations for the help yourself corner (snacks), room sponsors, and more.
In case you are not familiar with the Ronald McDonald House of Tallahassee, families of children with serious medical issues can sleep, eat, and find solace, sympathy and companionship. Our Ronald McDonald House deals more with families of premature babies. Tallahassee Memorial Hospital has an outstanding NeoNatal ICU. The RM House is a place that provides comfortable accommodations, emotional support, and home cooked meals to families in the midst of crisis.
Here is our progress so far (8/17/2015):
The Pro Team from Home Depot brought lots of goodies to the August 13th meeting. Members had fun buying raffle tickets. We raised $230.00 to help on the cost of the wheelchair ramp.
Johnson and Milner is going to do the engineering and plans for the wheelchair ramp and the deck and stairs on the side. All ADA compliant. We met at RMH on 8/17 for them to measure and look at the site. One of our members, Wanda Carter is going to pay for some of the liability insurance for Johnson and Milner.
While looking at the site, we noticed the side entrance deck and stairs are about to fall down – so we added them to our to-do list.
Regional Construction Services, LLC is going to write up the material list and equipment needed, pull the permits, and oversee the construction of the ramp. Talon Shooting Range/Charlie Strickland is going to pay for the building permits.
Home Depot and Behr Paints have agreed to supply the materials and the paint for the project including the special primer needed for pressure treated wood.
Tallahassee Investors Network will provide the labor and clean up for the build.
Beef O’Brady’s on Thomasville Road is going to provide lunch for everyone.