Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha Announces $10.3M Campaign to Expand
Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha (RMHC) (www.RallyAroundHope.org) has announced their capital campaign of $10.3 million to expand their current House. The Hope and Healing Expansion project will add approximately 20,000 square feet of space, including 20 more guest rooms, bringing the total number of guest rooms to 40, allowing twice as many families to have a home away from home while their children undergo medical treatment.
Due to an increased need for care in Omaha’s top-rated hospitals, RMHC has been operating at nearly full capacity since April 2015, with a waiting list of 8-10 families each night. In 2016, they were forced to turn families away 798 times, and another 714 times in the first six months of 2017.
In addition to the 20 new guest rooms, the expanded House will include a larger kitchen, glass-encased toy room, comfortable check-in room, volunteer room, community classroom, quiet/lactation and contemplation rooms, office space to be leased by Angels Among Us, and an in-House treatment area operated by Nebraska Medicine – a first-of-its-kind undertaking.
RMHC in Omaha is proud to be working with Holland Basham Architects, Ronco Construction, and CBRE on this project, which is scheduled to be completed by early 2019. Those who would like to donate to the Hope and Healing Expansion can contact RMHC in Omaha Development Director Kari Hannan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 346-9377, or visit www.RallyAroundHope.org.