Category Archives: Volunteers

National Nonprofit Day

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Happy National Nonprofit Day! Here at the Ronald McDonald House, we are happy to do our work in a community so vibrant with nonprofits and helpers. We are convinced that good work is happening every day in the Fargo-Moorhead area and are so grateful to be part of this nonprofit landscape.  Continue reading

Talking with Volunteer Lori Tiongson

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Lori and husband standing in formal wear at Sweetheart Ball

Chris and Lori at the 2018 Sweetheart Ball

We want to introduce you to another amazing RMHC volunteer! This is Lori Tiongson.

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

Lori Erickson Tiongson, born and raised in Fargo. After graduating from Concordia I moved to Iowa for graduate school, then got married and moved to Kansas City and Sioux Falls before eventually returning with my family to Fargo. My husband Chris and I have 2 kids: Emily, a junior in college, and Eric, a junior in high school. Continue reading

Talking with Volunteer Judy Greene

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Sig & Judy standing outside underneath a tree

Sig & Judy at a Volunteer Appreciation event

Judy Greene has been a weekly volunteer as a Heartwarmer here at the South Ronald McDonald House for the last 13 years. We asked her a few questions about her volunteer experience with RMHC.

What got you started volunteering here?

My friend Sig was going to volunteer here and I said, “I will too!” We started together, and I remember mostly how much sawdust there was! The house was in the final stages of remodeling in the Summer of 2005 and we were getting the kitchen ready for the families. Continue reading

I’m Mary Ellen Rolfson & I am #forRMHC

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Board member wearing red and white striped socksThe Ronald McDonald House of Fargo has an outstanding group of people who make up our Board. At the office, we see how they care deeply for the mission of RMHC, put forth hard work to keep families close and joyfully support this community. We were curious as to what drives these passionate individuals to serve on our Board so we simply asked them. Their answers are pretty inspiring. Today we’ll share about Mary Ellen and how she is #forRMHC.    Continue reading

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!

 

I’m Shauna Wimer & I am #forRMHC

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ShaunaWe’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: our Board rocks! The Ronald McDonald House of Fargo has an outstanding group of people who make up our Board. At the office, we see how they care deeply for the mission of RMHC, put forth hard work to keep families close and joyfully support this community. We were curious as to what drives these passionate individuals to serve on our Board so we simply asked them. Their answers are pretty inspiring. Today we’ll share about Shauna Wimer and how she is #forRMHC.  Continue reading

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We are Houston Engineering and we are #forRMHC

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At the Ronald McDonald House in Fargo we are, at times, speechless in attempting to express our gratitude for the generous volunteers that have committed with us in keeping families close. Each and every day, there is an individual or group of volunteers that cross our threshold to help serve families who have critically-ill children. Truly, we could not do the work we do without our volunteers. What drives such considerate individuals? We asked them and we are wholly humbled by their answers bursting with care, compassion and determination. Today we’ll share about Houston Engineering and how they are #forRMHC.  Continue reading

Photo of Kirsten and her two children in red and white striped socks

I’m Kirsten Jensen & I am #forRMHC

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The Ronald McDonald House of Fargo has an exceptional group of people who make up our Board. At the office, we see how they care deeply for the mission of RMHC, put forth hard work to keep families close and joyfully support this community. We were curious as to what drives these passionate individuals to serve on our Board so we simply asked them. Their answers are pretty inspiring. Today we’ll share about Kirsten Jensen and how she is #forRMHC. Continue reading