4-H Clubs collect food for Ronald McDonald House
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Clark County 4-H Clubs collected over 40,000 pounds of food and over $14,000 for the Ronald McDonald House on Saturday, February 1. The two 4-H Clubs, Roadrunner’s and Tumbleweed’s, participated in the event along with other volunteers from around the Las Vegas valley. They worked to collect, unload, sort and stock the pantries at the Ronald McDonald House.
“The 4-H involvement has been a great asset to the food drive, not only in manning a store, encouraging shoppers to purchase items from the wish list, but especially here at the House,” explained Christine Fernandez,” volunteer manager. “The large number of volunteers from 4-H at the House, returning year after year, makes the process of sorting the donations from the trucks, distributing it into our baskets for counting and locating it to the correct storage area, a relatively smooth task” she added. “Their dedication to this task and getting it done quickly enables us to complete our Food Drive in a timely manner.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Las Vegas believes that every child deserves a comfortable and supportive place to grow. They create and support programs that directly improve the health, education and well-being of children in our community. The Ronald McDonald House® is the cornerstone program of RMHC, and provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive critical medical treatment for their children.
For information on the 4-H program, please email Karen Best or call 702-257-5538.