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Ronald McDonald House of Dallas breaks ground on new facility wing

Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) announced in a Facebook post that it has broken ground on The Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Family Foundation Wing. The groundbreaking took place on Thursday, September 6.

The new wing will include 30 additional rooms, which will house up to 800 more families during their children’s medical treatment. The expansion will cost a total of $11.5 million and is expected to open in October 2019.

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*Photo via RMHD Facebook Page.


With approximately 60,000 square feet, the House offers 52 private bedrooms and six transplant apartments. Additionally, the House contains multiple playrooms for kids of all ages and interests, a library, media room, craft room, chapel, meditation garden, and outdoor play areas. Two large communal kitchens and dining room provide opportunities for the families to share the evening meal, which is provided 3 times a day by community volunteers, or to prepare their own food if they choose. Hundreds of volunteers support RMHD’s annual operations and fundraising activities by serving families at the House, preparing meals, and hosting organized activities. Since opening its doors, the Dallas House has served more than 38,000 families. Find out more on the organization’s website. publishes every week.
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