McDonald's to the Rescue
McDonald's restaurants throughout Nebraska raised more than $8,000 for the Omaha Ronald McDonald House by encouraging their customers to "round up" their change to help Ronald's kids.
McDonald's restaurants in the the Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln and central Nebraska areas participated in the House's "Round Up For Ronald" fund-raiser. They encouraged their customers to donate their change and place them in boots that were on the restaurant counters.
The fund-raiser also was a contest among participating restaurants to see which could raise the most money. The McDonald's at Ridgeview, situated at 18320 Wright St., raised $600. The restaurant is owned by Steve and Julie Leonard, and managed by Terry Adams.
Staff at the winning restaurants received two airline tickets provided by Southwest Airlines and movie passes provided by Douglas Theatre Co. Dr Pepper also served as a sponsor.
"Once again our friends at McDonald's have come to aid," said Kevin Warneke, Ronald McDonald House executive director. "Their support and their assistance goes a long way to help us help families in need."