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.
Tell us about your company.
Houston Engineering, Inc. is highly respected amongst employees, the Fargo-Moorhead area, and quite frankly, the region. When I first started at HEI, it was important to me to find a company that operated with integrity, and our relationship with the Ronald McDonald House is a very important part of fulfilling the company’s commitment to the community.
Tell us about your volunteering experiences with the Ronald McDonald House.
I have had the opportunity to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald house on several occasions, and each time I have left inspired by the atmosphere that is present, which can be easily seen through an infectious desire to care for the guests. Also, I especially enjoy meeting the guests and learning their story while working there. For instance, I met one out-of-state couple who were there for the unexpected pre-mature birth of their daughter. Several weeks later, when I was volunteering again, I was able to see the same couple. They said they had grown to appreciate the Fargo-Moorhead area so much, they were considering moving to the area. Through stories such as these, I am convinced that the efforts and sacrifices of so many at the Ronald McDonald House have made permanent impacts on multitudes of people.
What drew you to volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House?
Houston Engineering made me aware of the opportunity, and graciously made it a priority for those interested to have the time and resources available to make it happen.
Share a favorite memory of a time when you were volunteering.
Once, while cooking dinner on a sunny fall day, the Ronald McDonald House allowed us to use the grill outside. It was a wonderful time of socializing and preparing appetizing food for guests who enjoy the rest that the Ronald McDonald House provides.
Why does your company think it is important to volunteer?
Houston Engineering recognizes, along with the Ronald McDonald House, that a community is made of individuals and families, and everyone has needs. Therefore, HEI desires to show commitment to the community by making a real difference in the lives of those individuals and families nearby.
What are 3 words you would use to describe RMHC?
Essential. Appreciated. Unassuming.
Anything else you would like to share?
Thank you for the opportunities to volunteer, and from Houston Engineering, we look forward to more!