RMHC New York Metro CEO Matt Campo shared news with the Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro Family Monday that it would be in the best interest of the families, volunteers and employees of the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park to temporarily close the House to better protect the vulnerable population the organization serves.
In his heartfelt letter, Matt shared that while the House has suspended its operations related to providing a home for families, it has not stopped supporting them during this difficult time.
“As we navigate the COVID-19 crisis, RMHC remains dedicated to supporting its families as they courageously care for their sick children and now face yet another challenge,” he said.
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RMHC New York Metro is providing direct support to families at its partnering hospitals through care packages, snack bags, gift cards for gas and the launching of an iPad program so that families can have virtual visits with loved ones.
In addition, it has been decided that the Ronald McDonald House will continue to serve the community by opening its doors to temporarily repurpose the facility to provide respite to hospital workers.
“This is one of my proudest moments during my tenure with RMHC as we applaud these heroes for sacrificing their own lives, day after day, for ours,” wrote Matt Campo.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we at RMHC are staying connected to our hospital partners to continue supporting and identifying the needs of our resilient families.
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