This past July is one that I will remember for a long time! On July 11th, we broke ground on our new Ronald McDonald House in Fargo. This long-awaited day couldn’t have been sweeter and we were so glad to be joined by over 150 supporters, donors, and volunteers.
We would like you to meet Brad Kraft, a member of our board at the Ronald McDonald House!
He is from the Geographical Center of North America………..also known as Rugby, ND. Brad joined the RMHC board this past January in 2016.
When we asked him about what he liked to do in his “free time” he told us he doesn’t have any!
He and his wife, Kim have three children, all boys, Lucas, Ryan and Easton and Brad mentioned that he likes to help coach all their sport’s activities whenever possible.
His favorite movie? Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which makes us like him a lot.
What do you want people to know about the Ronald McDonald house? Prior to joining the RMHC board, I was not fully aware of all the groups in the community and surrounding area that sponsor fundraising activities throughout the year. I’ve had the opportunity to meet a few of the groups over the past year – and their passion for RMHC’s cause is infectious.
What are you most excited about in the new project of our new RMHC house? The new house was designed from the ground up with extensive focus on making sure the surroundings are as comfortable as possible for the families. The more efficient design will also allow our dedicated and caring staff to put an even greater focus on helping support families through their difficult time.
To learn more about our new RMHC house project https://www.rmhcfargo.org/about-us/imbuildingrmhc/
Thank you Brad for your time in answering our questions and for being on the board for RMHCFargo!
We are loving this beautiful weather and hoping Mother Nature graciously gave us the last snowfall on April 26th – we’re ready to embrace springtime! In our anxious anticipation, we created a list and have started completing several spring cleaning tasks. Continue reading
What an exciting few months it has been here at RMHC! We are so excited to finally announce that we are building RMHC! Our Board of Directors and staff have been working hard to make our long-time dream of a new Ronald McDonald House a reality. This new house will allow us to address some areas of need with our two current locations and help even more families with critically-ill children for years to come. We are so grateful to the donors that have committed to keeping families close in the future. Continue reading
We are nearly halfway through March and have only just now been able to catch our breath to reflect on February. The month was full, bringing so much good to the Ronald McDonald House! Our two main events, Giving Hearts Day and the Sweetheart Ball, kept us busy.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: our Board rocks! The Ronald McDonald House of Fargo has an outstanding group of people who make up our Board. At the office, we see how they care deeply for the mission of RMHC, put forth hard work to keep families close and joyfully support this community. We were curious as to what drives these passionate individuals to serve on our Board so we simply asked them. Their answers are pretty inspiring. Today we’ll share about Shauna Wimer and how she is #forRMHC. Continue reading
At the Ronald McDonald House in Fargo we are, at times, speechless in attempting to express our gratitude for the generous volunteers that have committed with us in keeping families close. Each and every day, there is an individual or group of volunteers that cross our threshold to help serve families who have critically-ill children. Truly, we could not do the work we do without our volunteers. What drives such considerate individuals? We asked them and we are wholly humbled by their answers bursting with care, compassion and determination. Today we’ll share about Houston Engineering and how they are #forRMHC. Continue reading
The Ronald McDonald House of Fargo has an exceptional group of people who make up our Board. At the office, we see how they care deeply for the mission of RMHC, put forth hard work to keep families close and joyfully support this community. We were curious as to what drives these passionate individuals to serve on our Board so we simply asked them. Their answers are pretty inspiring. Today we’ll share about Kirsten Jensen and how she is #forRMHC. Continue reading
Last year, we met a volunteer who came to RMHC to learn about us, our mission, and to do a little yard work for us.
He ended up trimming some tree branches, doing some raking, and eventually helping recycle pop tabs in a very heavy downpour. We thought he was great. This summer, he decided to apply for our intern position, and he became our temporary North house manager for the Summer. Meet Tony! (He’s the one on the right.)
“She has blood on her brain” are terrifying words a mother never wants to hear. The emergency room team prepared Talia for the helicopter ride to Fargo, Michelle and Alfonso Hay immediately got in their car to drive the 80 miles from Grand Forks to Fargo.
Talia Hay started her 7th day of her freshman year of high school walking down the hall to class. All of a sudden her head started pounding with excruciating pain. When she got to the nurse’s office, Talia became unresponsive and incoherent. She was rushed by ambulance to the hospital in Grand Forks. After a CT scan, they found Talia had blood on her brain. She needed a specialist. In Fargo.