RMHC Springfield Room Makeover Update

RMHC Springfield Room Makeover Update

The Room Makeover Program has passed a critical point- the entire first floor of the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield has been renovated and updated. The beautiful entryway leads to the refurbished living room, dining room and kitchen. The 7 bedrooms on the first floor have been completely refurbished resulting in 4 completely handicap accessible bathrooms and showers to accommodate the children in wheelchairs from Shriners. As many of you know, most of these children come from all over the country and the world to receive extraordinary orthopedic care. Often their treatments and multiple surgeries require them to stay at the Ronald McDonald House for many months. The families are so thankful to have such an accommodating environment.

We have raised over $425,000. The 14 bedrooms upstairs will cost $300,000 to refurbish. Additionally, we need $45,000 to start the project this fall and another $100,000 to complete it. Once we have completed the bedrooms, We will tackle minor projects in the basement common area.

We have finished sprucing up the Playground so that the children can play outside all summer.

Room Makeover has been a great project and so beneficial to our families. The entire Room Makeover Committee chaired by Craig Carr deservers a round of applause. Also, Bob Langevin from Houle Construction and Rick Katsanos from HAI Architects have donated construction management and architectural work throughout the entire projects. Thanks!

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