RMHC Donates $200,000 to the American Red Cross to Help Children and Families

RMHC Donates $200,000 to the American Red Cross to Help Children and Families 
The Nonprofit Joins Forces With Corporate Donors to Support the Needs
of the Children and Families in Moore, OK 
OAK BROOK, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/13 --  Ronald McDonald House
Charities(R) (RMHC(R)) today announced it will donate $200,000 to the
American Red Cross to help support the needs of the children and
families in Moore, OK, and the surrounding communities whose lives
have been affected by the devastating tornado.  
RMHC is partnering with donors McDonald's, Lopez Foods, Inc., Bama
Companies, Dorada Foods, Martin Brower, and the McDonald's Division
of The Coca-Cola Company to provide aid in the wake of this tragic
"The generosity of our donors will help support the American Red
Cross in its on-the-ground relief for those affected by these
storms," said J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez, president and CEO, RMHC. "RMHC is
committed to helping families who are facing challenging times."  
"Oklahoma City is the place I call home," said Ed Sanchez, president,
Lopez Foods, Inc. and RMHC Global Board of Trustee member. "The
devastation is alarming, but the willingness of the community, my
fellow suppliers and the McDonald's system to provide relief, gives
me much faith and hope in our community's ability to rebuild." 
"McDonald's is a trusted neighbor in these communities, and extending
a helping hand to these families in need is the right thing to do,"
said Don Thompson, McDonald's Chief Executive Officer and RMHC Global
Board of Trustee member. "Our local owner-operators in the affected
areas are lending their support by serving McDonald's food to
emergency personnel and residents." 
In addition, The Coca-Cola Company is providing water, Bama Companies
and Lopez Foods are offering sausage biscuit sandwiches to rescue
workers and displaced victims and Martin Brower is providing
assistance with the distribution of food. 
About Ronald McDonald House Charities
 Ronald McDonald House
Charities(R) (RMHC(R)), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation,
creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health
and well being of children. Through its global network of local
Chapters in 57 countries and regions, its three core programs, the
Ronald McDonald House(R), Ronald McDonald Family Room(R) and Ronald
McDonald Care Mobile(R), and millions of dollars in grants to support
children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources
to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and
happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs provide a bridge to
quality health care and give children and families the time they need
together to heal faster and cope better. For more information, visit
www.rmhc.org, follow us on Twitter (@RMHC) or like us on Facebook
(Facebook.com/RMHC Global). 
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Corporation and its affiliates: Ronald McDonald House Charities,
Ronald McDonald House Charities Logo, RMHC, Ronald McDonald House,
Ronald McDonald Family Room, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.  
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