Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley was recently awarded a COVID 19 response grant from the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties (CFOS). Based in Montgomery, NY, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan connects people who care with causes that matter. Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley (RMHGHV) provides families with children facing medical challenges an atmosphere of comfort, hope and courage, keeping them close to the care and resources they need.
The grant, in the amount of $5,000, will be allotted to the Covid Relief Plan implemented at RMHGHV during the current pandemic to enable the organization to continue providing critical services to families experiencing medical crisis. “We are grateful for the Community Foundation’s generous grant which will enable us to continue to support our families as the world rebounds from this unprecedented pandemic,” said Christina Riley, Executive Director RMHGHV. “The world was put on hold but children continued to get sick and families were forced to face serious medical issues. Through our COVID Relief Plan we have continued to successfully carry out our mission.”
The Community Foundation, established in 1999 helps philanthropic individuals, businesses and organizations establish charitable funds that will award grants and scholarships. The Foundation has significantly increased the region’s charitable capital and has empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in the Westchester region. Since its inception, CFOS has awarded more than $15 million in grants and scholarships and currently administers 322 active charitable funds.
This year Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley is celebrating a decade of keeping families together and close to the medical care their child needs. The House has 12 bedrooms that are filled to capacity almost every night and provides meals, laundry and respite services for families during their stay. Located on the campus of Westchester Medical Center the House is just steps away from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Since opening in 2011, more than 2,000 families have called the House their home and has saved families over $5,000,000 in out-of-pocket lodging and meal costs. For more information on RMHGHV visit: www.rmh-ghv.org or https://www.facebook.com/rmhghv/