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All of us at RMHC-OKC wish you a happy and healthy 2021!
Celebrating 40 years with 40 Bedrooms
Although our ability to serve more families has been impacted by the pandemic, we continued to serve families already staying with us this past spring until the last family was able to take their child home. Hotel accommodations were provided to other families into the fall.
Our Ronald McDonald Family Room was re-opened on a limited basis in August after having been closed since late March. Access to laundry and showers are available by appointment to allow for additional cleaning protocols after each family’s use.
We look forward to phasing in full operations and serving even more families in the new year. “Not only will you have a memorable evening, but you are doing it with a purpose. You will leave with the incredible feeling you have positively impacted the health and well-being of countless children by providing a ‘home-away-from-home’ for their families and loved ones.
In 2019, 804 families found themselves at our door seeking a place to stay while their children received top-notch care at an Oklahoma City hospital. A new family checked in every 10 hours and 54 minutes. We provided 8,675 nights of stay, but turned families away 2,201 times due to lack of rooms. The good news is our recently completed 26 bedroom expansion brings us to 40 rooms which will help close the gap and serve even more families. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, all programs are provided at no cost to our guests.
RMHC-OKC is now able to provide nearly 9,500 more nightly stays with 26 additional bedrooms which will keep even more families together and near their hospitalized child. We can now serve a total of 40 families each night, while saving guest families over $1 million a year in food and lodging costs. When families stay at our House, they will not only have a beautifully furnished bedroom, but also have access to a media room, computers, laundry facilities, a toy closet, a hair salon and a fabulous kitchen where guest chefs provide a warm meal every evening. And they will be surrounded by the support of other families facing similar challenges.
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