2017 YEAR IN REVIEW

Serving families from two of the country’s largest counties (Riverside and San Bernardino), 2017 was an incredible year of growth and change at the Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House. It was the first full year in our newly expanded House, which grew from 21 guest rooms to 54 guest rooms thanks to the tremendous generosity of friends like the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and our local McDonald’s operators. For the first time in years, we were able to accommodate all of the families referred to us throughout the year: almost 1,500 guests who each stayed with for an average of more than a week. We were able to meet this growing demand thanks to the dedication and support of the entire Inland Empire community: close to 3,000 volunteers played a vital role in caring for our guests, and the generosity of our friends and donors helped us meet our operating budget while maintaining an exceptional level of comfort and service to our families when they needed it most.

THE
ANDERSON FAMILY

On a recent Friday morning, the Anderson family’s normal routine was suddenly interrupted when they found their daughter, Alexis, without a pulse and not breathing. Alexis’s father Todd performed CPR until the paramedics arrived, at which point Alexis was transported to the emergency room, still unconscious and with a very weak heartbeat. At that moment, without any knowledge about what had caused Alexis to collapse, Todd was simply grateful he had found his daughter when he did. After she was admitted to the hospital, Alexis’s doctor’s discovered she was suffering from a rare heart condition and would need a transplant. Throughout their daughter’s ordeal, the Anderson family felt so lucky to able to stay at the Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House, just minutes away from her hospital bedside. Everything at the House, and the loving support of the staff and volunteers, was beyond anything they ever expected. It kept them close to their daughter when she needed them most, and made a terrifying time more manageable while they waited for Alexis to recover and resume her normal life as a regular, fun, dance-loving kid.

54

ROOMS

5,305

GUESTS SERVED

64

OCCUPANCY

%

7.5

AVG. LENGTH
OF STAY (DAYS)

12,096

VOLUNTEER HOURS

2,961

VOLUNTEERS

COMMUNITY IMPACT REPORT

CONTACT INFORMATION

Karen Hooper
Executive Director

 

Joseph Ferrell

President, Board of Trustees

 

11365 Anderson Street
Loma Linda
CA
92354

 

909-747-1200

Phone

 

909-747-1303

Fax

 

khooper@rmhcsc.org

Email

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