Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte has just received a donation of $1,000,000 from Erin and Ray Evernham. The Evernhams are owners of Evernham Motorsports.
The recent donation of $1,000,000 to this Ronald McDonald house is not the first received with the Evernham name attached. A donation was made in 2009 of $250,000 by Ray Evernham.
The following statement can be seen with more details here:
“When I was getting started in NASCAR, we were in the middle of moving to Charlotte from New Jersey when we learned that Ray J. had leukemia,” Evernham said. “He needed treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. While Ray J. underwent his outpatient treatments, the RMH put a lot of our concerns at ease and allowed us to focus all our efforts on Ray J.
“We were treated like family. That’s why I urge everyone to get behind this charity. The thought of having a sick child is one of the most stressful feelings in the world; however, that stress is reduced when you know you have a place to stay and ‘friends’ who will take care of you.”
A donation to the Ronald McDonald house is always appreciated, no matter how small. Many in the Charlotte area have made donations over the many months the community waited for this Ronald McDonald house to be completed.
Many Charlotte residents are aware that change from a food order at any Ronald McDonald’s restaurant can be donated on the spot. In addition to this, hundreds of Charlotte families donated in other manners, including acting as volunteers during the construction of the Charlotte Ronald McDonald House.
The wish list for the Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte has not changed. To view complete details and get ideas on how and what to donate, please view the site for this Ronald McDonald House.