18 Mar ACHIEVING TOGETHER: Beth Howell
I continue to be amazed at everything Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities accomplishes. Year in and year out, this community’s commitment to our mission is humbling.
In these pages, we honor all things TOGETHER because it’s the heartbeat of who we are. From the families we help keep together to the partnerships invested in making our mission a reality, Atlanta RMHC is a testament to what can happen when people reach out and unite for a common cause.
In 2018, together with your help, Atlanta RMHC:
- Served 2,656 families from 144 Georgia counties, 24 states and 3 countries at our 2 Ronald McDonald Houses.
- Helped families save $3.3 million in lodging and meal costs.
- Provided 1,432 meals with the help of 17,146 volunteers at our Houses and the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Scottish Rite.
- Hosted 32,088 family visits in our Family Room.
Additionally, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile marked its second full year in October, helping more than 653 Atlanta-area children with asthma in 2018. And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention one of our newest additions to the leadership team. Chief Happiness Officer Betty Lou wagged her Golden Retriever tail into the hearts of our families, creating bonds of companionship and thousands of smiles along the way.
Finally, 2018 marked the 10th anniversary of our beloved Gatewood House. With its 50 bedrooms and transplant wing, this was a game-changer for Atlanta RMHC when it opened in 2008 and is evidence of what teamwork and commitment can accomplish.
To those who continue to commit themselves to our mission, who generously give their resources and energy, and who embody the spirit of teamwork, I say thank you. I remain honored to be a part of this organization, together with you.
President & CEO