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Meet Resident Manager Paige!

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Let’s meet one of our RMHC Resident Managers, Paige!

Paige is currently a Resident house manager at our South location. Resident Managers work after 5pm and on nights and weekends to make sure our families have staff available 24 hours a day if they need anything.

Where is your hometown? I am from Kensington, MN.

What is your major and “dream job” after you graduate from Concordia? I am majoring in Sociology and have minors in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies. My dream job would be teaching sociology at a community college or doing something in healthcare administration.

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time? I like to hang out with my friends and watch Netflix.

What do you want people to know about the Ronald McDonald House? The Ronald McDonald house does so much for the families that stay here. Staff and donors go above and beyond to create a kind and warm atmosphere. I am always amazed at the strength that families have when going through difficult times. I love being able to be a part of providing a home for families to relax and renew.

If you could go anywhere in the world to visit, where would you go and why?  I would go to Hawaii, I’ve been there before and I love the culture and the ocean.

What is your favorite season, holiday and TV show?  My favorite season is Fall, favorite holiday is Halloween and my favorite TV show is Game of Thrones.

Thank you Paige for all you do in helping take care of our RMHC families!

I’m Brad Kraft and #imbuildingRMHC!

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BradWe would like you to meet Brad Kraft, a member of our board at the Ronald McDonald House!

He is from the Geographical Center of North America………..also known as Rugby, ND. Brad joined the RMHC board this past January in 2016.

When we asked him about what he liked to do in his “free time” he told us he doesn’t have any!

He and his wife, Kim have three children, all boys, Lucas, Ryan and Easton and Brad mentioned that he likes to help coach all their sport’s activities whenever possible.

His favorite movie?   Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which makes us like him a lot.

What do you want people to know about the Ronald McDonald house?  Prior to joining the RMHC board, I was not fully aware of all the groups in the community and surrounding area that sponsor fundraising activities throughout the year.  I’ve had the opportunity to meet a few of the groups over the past year – and their passion for RMHC’s cause is infectious.

What are you most excited about in the new project of our new RMHC house?  The new house was designed from the ground up with extensive focus on making sure the surroundings are as comfortable as possible for the families.  The more efficient design will also allow our dedicated and caring staff to put an even greater focus on helping support families through their difficult time.

To learn more about our new RMHC house project https://rmhcfargo.org/about-us/imbuildingrmhc/

Thank you Brad for your time in answering our questions and for being on the board for RMHCFargo!

 

Meet two of our Resident Managers!

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Meet Nikki and Seka, two of our RMHC Resident Managers!

Resident Managers take care of our families on nights and weekends so that our families have staff 24 hours a day if they need them. They are an amazing part of the team at RMHC that helps #keepfamiliesclose!

We asked them a few questions so you can get to know them a little better!

Where is your hometown? Nikki is from Southern Minnesota, and Seka is from Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast)

What is your favorite thing to do in the Summer?  Nikki“I love to go hiking” Seka “I love going camping and hiking in places I have never been before”

If you could live anywhere? Nikki said “Hawaii!”

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A Note From Jill Christopher

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Jill-ChristopherWhat an exciting few months it has been here at RMHC! We are so excited to finally announce that we are building RMHC! Our Board of Directors and staff have been working hard to make our long-time dream of a new Ronald McDonald House a reality. This new house will allow us to address some areas of need with our two current locations and help even more families with critically-ill children for years to come. We are so grateful to the donors that have committed to keeping families close in the future. Continue reading

A little story about Alexis.

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alexisAlexis is a storyteller. She is also our new Development Coordinator at RMHCFargo. We asked her to tell us a little story about herself with a few prompted questions from us….

What is your title here at the Ronald McDonald House and what do you do each day? “Carried out daily, this role looks like tracking donor and donation information, assisting with RMHC Fargo social media efforts and composing thank you letters, newsletters and e-newsletters. Also, I research random things when asked. I am hoping to soon be skilled enough to add “Googling Guru” to my LinkedIn profile.”

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Meet Kelly Binfet, Our Community Outreach Coordinator

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me photoLet’s find out more about Kelly Binfet, the newest employee on the RMHC staff. This is her one year anniversary!

How did you get started at the Ronald McDonald House?
I was familiar with the organization from sending college students this way for internships when I worked at Concordia College. I knew some members of the staff, and they approached me about the job opening and although I had just started at a new job, this felt like a better fit for me!

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