Bellevue McDonald’s Rounds Up Change

            Staff at the McDonald’s restaurant situated at 3709 Summit Plaza Drive in Bellevue raised more than $1,200 for the Omaha Ronald McDonald House.

            The Bellevue McDonald’s competed with nearly 50 McDonald’s throughout Nebraska and southwest Iowa in “Ronald Up for Ronald,” and raised more change than any of the other restaurant.

Restaurant staff asked customers to donate their change, which was placed in cowboy boots. Together, the restaurants raised more than $12,000.

            “Without McDonald’s, there are no Ronald McDonald Houses,” said Kevin Warneke, executive director. “Time and time again, our friends at McDonald’s – the dedicated staff and generous customers – come to our rescue.”

            The Omaha Ronald McDonald House provides a temporary home for families that come to the area seeking medical care for their sick children. Since 1994, the Omaha house has served more than 800 families with 43 states and seven countries.

            Staff at the winning restaurant, which is managed by Eric Fischer, received movie tickets donated by Douglas Theatre Co. Southwest Airlines and Dr Pepper also served as sponsors for Round Up for Ronald.