Ronald McDonald House choses as state charity for Regions contest
May 25, 2014 | 252 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Regions Financial has nominated 19 nonprofits for its “What a Difference a Day Makes” contest during the month of May for the chance to win $5,000 and 100 hours of volunteer service from Regions.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga, a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill or injured children, is the nominated charity for Tennessee. Between now and June 13, RMHC of Greater Chattanooga is looking for your support to vote every day at www.regionsbanknews.com/vote.

“The House” is honored to be a part of the generous campaign and contest to represent the Volunteer State. The charities operators appreciate Regions Financial and the community for their recognition and support.

Jane Kaylor, CEO of RMHC of Greater Chattanooga, strongly urged the Chattanooga community to repeatedly vote: “We hope all of Chattanooga will vote every day for its Ronald McDonald House so that all the families who need our vital services this summer can have a ‘home away from home’ while their child is receiving the very best medical care.”

Regions’ motive is to show pride and commitment to corporate social responsibility and volunteerism in the 16 communities its markets are located in. It has guaranteed the 19 nonprofits an automatic $500 and 50 volunteer services hours for being nominated.

For more information on the “What a Difference a Day Makes” campaign and contest, visit www.regionsbanknews.com/vote. Make sure to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chattanooga and vote once a day from each of your electronic devices — computer, smartphone, tablet, iPad, etc. beginning May 19.

Established in 1990, Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Charities 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 nonprofit 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.