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Ronald McDonald House hopes for big crowd at open house

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

The Ronald McDonald House of the Ohio Valley hopes to draw a big crowd Wednesday night for their public tour.

They began offering the tours in December 2013 when they realized many people had driven past the Ronald McDonald House and knew where it was, but didn't know much about what the people there do.

The tours are meant to show the Tri-State how the house supports families with critically ill children by inviting them inside.

Representatives of the organization say they believe seeing what they do is the best way to increase community support.

The Ronald McDonald House in Evansville helps around 200 Tri-State families every year who have children receiving treatment at St. Mary's. The house is right next to the hospital, offering parents the convenience of being nearby as well as emotional support. 

Executive Director Jeremy Evans says the Ronald McDonald House in Evansville is also unique in that it has feels more like a home. They've furnished the rooms and common areas with comfy sofas and tables to feel less like a hotel.

To see the Ronald McDonald house in person, you can take a public tour from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 10.

Light snacks and drinks will be provided so if you plan to attend, please  RSVP by calling 812-402-7642 (extension 3) or email admin.assistant@rmhevansville.org

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