Ronald McDonald House Charities of RGV receives grant

HARLINGEN — The Million Dollar Round Table Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Rio Grande Valley to help out local as well as visiting families during times when their children are in the surrounding hospitals.

Through its global grants programs, the MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities around the globe. This year, the foundation will award nearly $1 million in MDRT member-endorsed grants to more than 100 charitable organizations worldwide.

Representing the MDRT Foundation, Concepcion S “Connie” Hernandez, agent with New York Life, presented this grant April 26 at the Ronald McDonald House at 1720 Treasure Hills Blvd. in Harlingen.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Rio Grande Valley opened its doors in 1998. Since then they have provided comfort and care to more than 12,000 families in the Rio Grande Valley with their cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House and then extending their services with the Ronald McDonald Family Room Program in two local hospitals.

“As a board member of RMHC-RGV, I am extremely grateful that our RGV charity has been chosen as a recipient of a grant from MDRT Foundation.,”said Nicole Marshall, RMHCRGV board member.