Ronald McDonald House to receive $25,000 corporate donation

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The Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina is receiving a check for $25,000 on Friday morning.

Paper manufacturing company Domtar, based in Plymouth, is presenting the check as a sponsorship of one of the large rooms in the new wing of the Ronald McDonald House.

In the new wing, the rooms can accommodate larger families with their now larger rooms.

The $4,000,000 project has nearly doubled the size of the house with new bedrooms, kitchen and common spaces.

The house is over 30 years old and staff says it was time to update and help more families.

“People don’t understand what these families are going through when they’re staying here with a sick child,” said Hannah Caton of the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina. “So if we can just take away, the worry of where they’re going to sleep or where they’re going to get their next meal, and take away as many stresses when they’re here with their child.”

Caton says doubling their efforts is really going to make an impact on families here in eastern North Carolina, hoping to accommodate as many as possible.

If all goes according to plan, the new space will be open and available to families starting in July.

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