Groundbreaking Set for Ronald McDonald House
The Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois announced the ground-breaking of its Peoria Ronald McDonald House will be Monday, Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Spalding and Monroe in the heart of the downtown medical district.
The ceremony is open to the public and will include major donor recognition as well as entertainment by the Washington Central Intermediate Band and Washington Community High School Marching Panthers.
"This will mark a special day, as we officially break ground on the Peoria Ronald McDonald House and become a member of this community," said Kelly Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois. "Peoria has welcomed us with open arms, and we are so grateful for the community’s support which will help our charity serve hundreds of families each year."
The Peoria Ronald McDonald House (RMH) is being developed by River City Construction and designed by the architectural firm Farnsworth Group. The four-story building will feature 22 mini-suites and program space including a community room, game room, arts and crafts room, kitchens, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, and family and living rooms to serve over 700 families annually. The new RMH will also provide hundreds of volunteer opportunities for the community, as well as a dozen or more new jobs, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.