The Industry Advancement Fund, established by Roofers Local No. 2 and the Signatory Roofing Contractors, recently donated toys to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis, Inc. The toys were on the “Wish List” of RMH, which serves as a home away from home for families with children receiving medical services at St. Louis area hospitals.
“We are grateful for their generosity,” notes Kathi Taylor, Administrative Assistant at RMH. “These toys will certainly bring a smile to our children and the many siblings we have at the house during the summer months.”
The House provides a warm, home-like atmosphere where families can sleep, eat, watch TV, relax and most importantly, spend time with other families in similar situations. Families referred to the House live outside a 50-mile radius of St. Louis, making it difficult to commute.
“Every effort is made to make the family feel at home…this is an extremely stressful time and the support they receive from each other is tremendous,” adds Taylor.