The Ronald McDonald House is a national organization that meets some of the most practical needs a family has when they have a child seeking medical treatment out of state. The reality of having a child sick and in the hospital can be incredibly overwhelming to parents and siblings. The Ronald McDonald House is able to provide these families with a bit of stability in the midst of unthinkable circumstances by providing free housing, meals, and basic amenities to families whose child is receiving care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Vertical Church small groups, families, and Student Ministries have volunteered with the meal program where you sign up to provide, prepare, and serve a meal in the kitchen (breakfast, lunch, and dinner options for each day of the week). Volunteers can also sign up to bake treats onsite, make welcome blankets, make snack bags, and help with things around the house. By doing so, we can share the love of Christ by meeting the needs of families who are hurting.

There is usually an opportunity to serve about once a month and involves just a single time commitment. This outreach is great for those who have unusual schedules, enjoy hands-on service, and have compassion for families who are in challenging situations. To get involved with the Vertical team and their work at Ronald McDonald House contact our outreach coordinator Kristen Martin. You can also put together your own team within the church or another organization and sign up at the Ronald McDonald website.