I am delighted to share with you that our Mr. Rooter Plumbing franchisees have donated more than $132,000 in in-kind services to Ronald McDonald Houses across North America since we became a corporate donor in 2010. And I'm thrilled to say that number will continue to rise. Mr. Rooter Plumbing recently renewed our sponsorship.
Along with our sister companies Aire Serv, Glass Doctor, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric, Rainbow International andThe Grounds Guys - Mr. Rooter Plumbing has committed $100,000 to RMHC for another year. If you aren't familiar with Ronald McDonald House Charities, it was established in memory of McDonald's founder and franchise icon Ray Kroc back in 1984. There are 315 Ronald McDonald Houses across 57 countries. They provide a "home-away-from-home" so families can stay close by while their child gets the health care they need.
You can visit www.rmhc.org to learn more about this wonderful charity. Check back for more stories about what our Mr. Rooter Plumbing shops are doing with RMHC.
If you aren't aware, our Mr. Rooter franchisees donate plumbing and drain cleaning services, as well as volunteer their labor and time to Ronald McDonald Houses in both the United States and Canada. Some cook meals for the families staying at the House, and others collect "Wish List" items the House needs through drives like our Mr. Rooter "Rolls of Love" Drive back in February. I would like to take this moment to give a shout out to our Mr. Rooter Plumbing team for embracing our relationship with RMHC.
Here's wishing you a world class day.