Archer Daniels Midland Company Makes Donation To Ronald McDonald House Charities Of Greater Chattanooga

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Archer Daniels Midland Company donated $10,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga, Inc.

The donation will go toward upgrading the security systems and keyless entry program which enables families of critically-ill children to visit their child in the hospital any hour of the day or night.

”The Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House primarily serves families of children in intensive care, and it is very important for the families to be able to be at the child’s bedside at a moment’s notice when the child wants them or when vital medical decisions must be made with physicians.

  Having a state-of-the-art security system and a keyless entry program makes it possible for families to be confident in their safety at the Ronald McDonald House and gives the staff the ability to manage access for current residents,” said Jane Kaylor, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga, Inc.

Established in 1990, RMHC of Greater Chattanooga provides a “home away from home” each year for approximately 600 families of critically injured and seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals in Chattanooga.  RMHC of Greater Chattanooga is an independent, 501(c) 3 registered non-profit that operates solely on donations from individuals, businesses and foundations.  The cornerstone programs are the 26-bedroom Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room located inside Erlanger’s Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a full medical clinic to underserved, school-age children in Bradley and Polk Counties. Ronald McDonald House Charities also offers up to 50, $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors. 

The donation was given through ADM Cares. ADM Cares is a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.


 


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