Read the full story behind the Ronald McDonald House charity now has a permanent home in Burlington after 40 years.
A significant charity is achieving a milestone. The house that the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Burlington has rented for nearly 40 years has just been purchased.
In 1984, the First Congregational Church of Burlington purchased the house where the Ronald McDonald House first established itself. It has been paying $1 per year in rent there ever since. Families can stay at the charity for free while their sick children are treated thanks to community donations and grants. The church sold the house to a charity last week. The charity says that the support makes them happy.
They are aware that this house will still be there ten years from now when they drive down South Winooski Street. Families will gather here to heal together, and children will be playing in the yard. According to Kristine Bickford, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Burlington, “so we are so grateful.”
The house has 11 rooms and currently has four couples staying there. Throughout the year, the building frequently welcomes dozens of families who are supporting their children in the hospital.
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Although Jason Coryer is from New York, the UVM Medical Center is where his child is receiving long-term treatment. Right now, he stays at the Ronald McDonald House. We wouldn’t go over every day if we didn’t have somewhere to stay. Coryer stated, “We spend at least eight hours there each day.”It is essential to familiarize oneself with the infant. However, God bless this location for everything it does for us. The house will be updated, according to the Ronald McDonald House, now that it is owned.