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United ISD Raises Funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Posted Date: 12/06/2018

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Together, Everyone Achieves More was the sentiment felt as representatives from the Ronald McDonalds House Charities (RMHC) of San Antonio and McDonald’s Restaurants of Laredo joined personnel and administrators of United ISD for a special presentation. The event was held at Trautmann Middle School to present the charity with a check from a monetary drive the district recently held.

Nineteen campuses throughout the district participated in the monetary charity drive. Together they raised $22,102.70 for the charity, making it the largest donation from any single organization in Laredo. The Ronald McDonald House is located in San Antonio, Texas, but the organization also services families locally through “rooms” at both Laredo Medical Center and Doctor’s Hospital. According to Pat Bevin, Director of RMHC of San Antonio, Webb County families utilize the facility more than any other county in the nation.

Since 1974, Ronald McDonald House Charities have provided families with children who are who fighting an illness by providing housing and with assistance paying for expenses they incur during a hospital stay. The organization is able to provide these services through partnerships and donations received. 

Throughout the past nine years, the district has held various drives in support of the charity. Both local McDonald’s Restaurant of Laredo owner, Mike Marasco and United ISD elementary school teacher, Elsa Trejo have worked alongside one another organizing the event. 

Associate Superintendent Gloria S. Rendon shared a heartfelt story about the importance of generosity and thanked campus personnel in attendance for their participation. In addition to presenting RMHC Representatives with a check district officials also presented them with "The United ISD RMHC Love Train," a keepsake they will take back to San Antonio to commemorate fundraiser held this year. It was a great way to capture the essence of the project and the teamwork it took to complete this very worthy task.

United ISD's Participating campuses include:

  1. Col. Santos Benavides Elementary
  2. Newman Elementary
  3. Borchers Elementary
  4. Ruiz Elementary
  5. Trautmann Elementary
  6. San Isidro Elementary
  7. Malakoff Elementary
  8. Clark Elementary
  9. Fasken Elementary
  10. Matias De Llano Elementary
  11. Trautmann Middle School Cheer & Lasso Teams
  12. Killiam Elementary
  13. Muller Elementary
  14. Centeno Elementary
  15. Dr. Henry Cuellar Elementary
  16. Prada  Elementary
  17. Arndt Elementary
  18. Veterans Memorial Elementary
  19. Freedom Elementary

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