Rochester Ronald McDonald House gets new leadership

(ABC 6 News) – Rochester’s Ronald McDonald House gets new leadership, straight from the Mayo Clinic.

Nick Mueller, who was the previous Vice Chair of Development Operations at Mayo Clinic, says he is excited to lead the non-profit that makes a difference to so many families.

“We’re here to provide that home away from home for families in need that are dealing with an illness with a child or a child of their family,” said Mueller. “We’re a critical component. They come here, they have a place to stay for free, but it’s more than just the house.”

Mueller explained that the house can serve 70 families at one time, which is much more than before their expansion in 2019. Families would have to be on a waitlist, however, now families can stay at the house instantly.

More than just a place to stay, the house provides free meals, art entertainment, pet therapy and overall, around-the-clock support for families.

As the holidays are approaching, there are many ways to get involved with the Ronald McDonald house.

If you are interested in volunteering or donating to the non-profit, you can stop by the house at anytime.