Throughout the month of February, staff, faculty, and students at the Ross Medical Education Center Charleston, West Virginia campus went to work to improve the lives of others. They team together to help their local Ronald McDonald House Charity (RMHC) by donating those items of which the organization is in great need. In order to decide what to accept and donate during the drive, the campus reached out to the organization.
In response to the campus request, a house manager at the Charleston Ronald McDonald House Charity created a wishlist of items that were needed. Much of their backstock of supplies had been depleted after they gave most of their stock as a donation to West Virginia flood victims last year. Ross students were very excited to give to this need as many of them have family members who have benefited from the Ronald McDonald House. Items included things such as disposable razors, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, and tissues to name a few.
Among the numerous charities that the Ronald McDonald House Charity helps with, helping keep families together is one of those things. According to their website, “Families are stronger when they are together, which helps in the healing process. By staying at a Ronald McDonald House, parents also can better communicate with their child’s medical team and keep up with complicated treatment plans when needed. They can also focus on the health of their child, rather than grocery shopping, cleaning or cooking meals.” http://www.rmhc.org/ronald-mcdonald-house
The staff and faculty at the Charleston campus are so proud of all the students that contributed to this remarkable organization and the families that use it. This was a campus wide event and students from each of the programs donated and are honored to have been able to help in the process of keeping families together and saving lives.