PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Ronald McDonald House of Providence celebrated the launch of their largest expansion since opening in 1989.
Ten additional bedrooms will be added to the Gay Street location, allowing them to serve approximately 130 more families in need.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and other local leaders were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday.
“The fact that the Ronald McDonald House is here to provide support and love and compassion for families with kids who are sick is an amazingly worthy cause, and we’re lucky to have them,” said Gov. Raimondo.
“It’s literally building this new Providence with every act of kindness and every act of goodwill that we see here today in this expansion,” added Mayor Elorza.
Thanks to donations, the Ronald McDonald House has raised more than $3 million for the expansion project, and they’re still accepting donations.