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For years, North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives have proudly supported the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern North Carolina and its mission to provide a temporary "home away from home" for families of seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment at local medical facilities.

In a recent collaborative effort, North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives, along with Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative, Edgecombe-Martin County EMC, Tri-County EMC, Jones Onslow EMC, Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative, Tideland EMC, and Roanoke Cooperative, came together to make a generous donation of $12,000 to the utilities fund of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern North Carolina. With this donation, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives have pledged to donate an additional $10,000 in 2024, bringing the total to $22,000. This fund assists in covering all utility expenses for the house.

We are very appreciative to have a program and organization like the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern NC in our community, as it impacts all of the co-ops and our members.

The House is an essential resource in eastern North Carolina, providing families with quality care and a place to rest and recharge while their children receive medical treatment. This "home away from home" can make all the difference for families during their times of need, as they are provided with basic necessities and emotional support. Since 1987, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern NC has had over 32,000 admissions to their facilities.

Meghan Woolard, Executive Director at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern North Carolina, mentioned, in 2023, "We cherish our partnership with North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives, their support for our mission enables us to provide a home like environment for families so they can have access to medical care and the resources they need. In 2022, RMHC-ENC provided 5,900 nights for families all over Eastern North Carolina. This support for our families would not be possible without our community partners. Thank you to North Carolina's Electric cooperatives and their members for the dedication, generosity and care they give to the communities here in Eastern North Carolina."