WATCH: Full interview with Lorena Camacho, owner of local McDonald’s and Kara Bergevin, development coordinator at Ronald McDonald House Charities of NM
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – More than 20 local McDonald’s owners and operators in New Mexico donate their time, energy and donations to community organizations each year. In Albuquerque, they really help the Ronald McDonald House Charities in New Mexico.
Local McDonald’s owners and operators have donated over $ 148,000 to the organization to date. By the end of 2021, this donation amount will increase by approximately $ 10,000.
OMRM-NM provides comfort and a âhome away from homeâ to families with children requiring medical attention.
Local McDonald’s owners have supported the OMRM-NM throughout history, pledging every year to support their charity, especially as the House floor of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott opened the last year. The 19,000 square foot space contains 20 bedrooms. The Ronald McDonald House of the Highlands is the first in the county to be part of a newly constructed hotel.
The Ronald McDonald House located on Yale Blvd. in Albuquerque opened in 1982 with eight guest rooms. In December 1958, 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a large living room, two solariums, more laundry space and another kitchen were added.
In 2007, the Ronald McDonald Family Room at UNM Children’s Hospital opened. In 2008, the House grew by increasing the number of family rooms from 18 to 30. Today, the House has the capacity to provide nearly 11,000 nights of family accommodation per year.
For more information on how you can help RMCH-NM, visit rmhc-nm.org.