Rotary Club of South Bend

MEETING NOTES

Posted by Nate Levin-Aspenson on Nov 08, 2018
Our program this week was a presentation from Kierstin Miller, the president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities Michiana. Rotarian Doug Elder did the introduction. 
 
RMHC (which, as she points out, is much faster to say) provides a home away from home for the families of sick and injured children.
 
We watched a short video about the story of Heather Miller, whose daughter was critically injured in a car collision with a school bus. RMHC provided a place for her family stay during their daughter’s difficult recovery. The family even celebrated Christmas at the Ronald McDonald House, giving smiles to their seven other children during a stressful time.
 
This chapter of RMHC recently expanded to a 20-bed facility, but is still challenged by the great demand they are seeing from the renovated children’s hospital. As Kierstin said, “we don’t want to be one of those c.hapters with a seven-page waiting list,” so they are looking to expand in the near future. RMHC Michiana runs on local community support, so you can find out more about how to support them and volunteer opportunities at rmhcmichiana.org