Have you ever had a loved one who was hospitalized and critically ill? Do you remember what it was like to endure day after day and all-night vigils, hospital cafeteria food, and the 24/7 noise and fluorescent light of the hospital environment? What would it have meant to you to have a hot meal prepared and served by caring hearts and hands, a nurturing place to relax with your family, a comfortable bed and private bathroom, and the comfort and compassion from those who are facing similar challenges ?
For families of critically ill children, the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth offers this kind of “home-away-from-home” respite and care for families of children receiving life-saving medical care in area hospitals.
And volunteers from First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth are among those who provide those caring hearts and hands.
On Saturday, August 17 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm, FUMCFW local outreach volunteers will once again enjoy a memorable and rewarding experience by preparing and serving dinner to the children and families staying at our local Ronald McDonald House. Through Meals from the Heart, a core program provided to Ronald McDonald House families, we find the opportunity to provide love and support to families of critically ill children when they need it the most.
Allison McMahon, who coordinates this local outreach ministry, says that serving at the Ronald McDonald House has impacted her personally in many ways: “Cooking and serving a meal together could not be more meaningful to everyone involved!
If you would like to know more about this ministry — or to join the FUMCFW volunteers serving August 17 at Ronald McDonald House — please contact Allison McMahon (firstname.lastname@example.org).