RMHC of Arkoma Hosts a Support Signing Event to Celebrate Founding Donors of the New Ronald McDonald House

RMHC of Arkoma Hosts a Support Signing Event to Celebrate Founding Donors of the New Ronald McDonald House

 
Fort Smith, Ark (April 6, 2021) Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma celebrates the Fort Smith Community's generosity as they continue to build an 11-bedroom Ronald McDonald House on the campus of Mercy Fort Smith. Through a $3,015,000 capital campaign, of which 94% has been raised, the House will be one of five programs operated by RMHC of Arkoma.
 
On Friday, April 9, 2021, RMHC of Arkoma is excited to host a drop-in "Support Signing" event at the site of the new House (6926 Rogers Ave. Fort Smith, AR) from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, where donors will sign their names on the structure of the House. Our donors' support allowed House construction to begin on December 28, 2020, with a projected opening of Fall 2021.
 
This event recognizes and engages donors, as they have made it possible to start building this home away from home for families with children in critical care. Donors will sign their names on the exposed wooden frame, marking their names as founders of this House.
 
Currently, families in the River Valley with ill or injured children seek respite at the Ronald McDonald Family Room inside Mercy Hospital, just one floor away from Fort Smith's Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Family Room celebrated ten years of operation in December 2020, having served over 3,500 children and families. Families are never charged for their stay, no matter their circumstances. Through these programs, families can be present and involved in their child's hospitalization and treatment, while support from RMHC staff, volunteers, and other families offer a sense of normalcy and healing.
 
To learn more about naming opportunities and keep up to date on developments about the Bringing Comfort Home to Fort Smith campaign, visit thefortsmithhouse.com or call our home office at 479-756-5600.
 
 
 


 
Media Contacts:
Erin Farrah
Marketing & Communications Manager (479) 422-9393
erin@rmhcofarkoma.org www.thefortsmithhouse.com
 
Niesha Smith
Marketing & Communications Manager (918) 282-4630
niesha@rmhcofarkoma.org www.thefortsmithhouse.com