Recently, our team at Hampton Southwest has had the opportunity to apply for a 2017 Travel With Purpose Action Grant from Hilton and, upon their recent approval, is to be able to provide more to their local community. While serving a meal each month to the guests of the house they have had the opportunity to interact with many RMH guests. Each story involves a precious child who is receiving medical care at a nearby hospital. RMH believes families are stronger when they are together and the house provides a caring, home-like atmosphere that helps reduce the stress load these families are bearing. RMH doesn’t ask for any monetary contribution from the families who stay with them, allowing families to focus on what is most important – their child’s health.
Through the time they’ve spent with these families, they’ve identified a need that they’d love to be able to fulfill. While their local Ronald McDonald House provides a warm, inviting atmosphere, the team would love the opportunity to extend that feeling beyond the walls of the House with a Healing Garden. The Garden would offer itself as a welcome to everyone who steps outside and walks along the winding path. It’s envisioned as a place to provide some therapeutic needs of the families during their stay at the House – offering ample opportunities for gatherings, moments of quiet reflection, and of course relaxation.