Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, D.C.: Keeping Families and Children in Your Community Close to the Care They Need

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Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, D.C.

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Soft acoustic guitar plays in the background.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC) logo zooms in with tagline: "Keeping Families Close."

President and CEO Karen Torres speaks from the Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia. She says, "Established in 1980, our mission is to ease the hardship of children’s illness on families through programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children."

Karen continues, "Our Ronald McDonald Houses are places for families to call home while their children are hospitalized nearby."

While Karen is speaking, pictures are shown of the Ronald McDonald House of Washington, DC and Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia and a video plays of a mom and dad playing with their son on the playground. Workplace Giving numbers are displayed in the top left of the video - United Way: #9050, CFC: #15005.

Karen says, "Our three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer places for families to rest and regroup right in the hospital and steps away from their seriously ill children."

Pictures and video of our three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms show, including a hospital sign, the sitting area and computer bays, and a mom enjoying a cup of coffee and support from a volunteer.

Karen continues, "We have two Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles, both in association with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital that bring free health, dental, and wellness services to underserved children throughout the Greater Washington D.C. area."

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is pictured parked outside in a Washington, DC neighborhood. Video a mother and her infant daughter receiving care from a pediatric specialist on the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic is shown.

Video cuts back to Karen speaking, "But we can’t do this alone. We rely on our donors, our volunteers, and our friends supporting these seriously ill children and their families and to continue to expand our programs to meet the unique needs of this community and the people we serve."

The video closes with the RMHCDC logo and Workplace Giving numbers. United Way: #9050, CFC: #15005.