Owen Electric’s Employees Help Ronald McDonald House Provide Lodging, Comfort For Families
Owen Electric Cooperative employees helped provide nearly $9,000 in donations of money and supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Lexington and Louisville.
Donations came from employees of Owen Electric and other Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives to support Ronald McDonald Houses in Lexington and Louisville, which provide lodging and resources to families while a child is in a nearby hospital.
“The Ronald McDonald House Charities provide comfort to families during one of the most distressing times imaginable, when a child is sick and in the hospital,” said Whitney Duvall, Owen Electric spokesperson. “Owen Electric is proud of our employees who are helping Ronald McDonald Houses provide a ‘home-away-from-home’ for these families.”
In addition to monetary donations, employees provided goods such as food pantry items, health products, cleaning supplies and more.
“Owen Electric’s employees really opened their hearts to help the Ronald McDonald Houses,” said Kenzie Fitzgerald, a member services representative and co-coordinator of the internal effort to collect donations for Ronald McDonald House. "My goal was to gather at least one of everything on the wish list, and our employees far exceeded our goal and expectations."
Throughout 2019, cooperative employees and their families will volunteer to assist with providing meals, restocking supplies, cleaning and decorating at both of Kentucky’s Ronald McDonald Houses.
“We are so grateful for Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and their commitment to serving these children and their families when they need it the most,” said Nate Graham, Executive Director of RMHC of the Bluegrass. “Not only is this a great example of a corporate partnership, but a testament to the generosity of the employees. We are thankful for their gift of filling our shelves, our families’ stomachs and all of our hearts.”