The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Keeping families close to each other and the care they need
The Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area is the home to several of the most advanced pediatric hospitals in the world. Families travel to the Twin Cities from across Minnesota, the United States, and the world for their children to receive highly specialized care at our area hospitals.
Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest (RMHC-UM), which was founded in 1979 as a single house near the University of Minnesota's East Bank campus, now operates four locations in the Twin Cities, providing accommodations to 71 families every night as well as support services to hundreds of day visitors - including complimentary meals, family-friendly programming, sibling support, activities and outings, and much more.
The 5,000 families we serve each year come to the Twin Cities seeking the very best medical care for their sick or injured child. We are proud to offer them a community of support when they need it most.