Ronald McDonald House Charities ®(RMHC ®) recognized The Grounds Guys and The Dwyer Group®for their support at the 2011 RMHC International Conference.
The RMHC global system comes together every two years to rally around its common mission of creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. The event took place Aug. 9-12 in Chicago, Ill.
In addition to being recognized as a donor, representatives showcased examples of their in-kind donations and involvement with the Charity to attendees. As part of the national program, Aire Serv, Glass Doctor, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric, Mr. Rooter & The Grounds Guys franchises provide plumbing, electrical services, appliance repair/maintenance, glass installation/replacement, heating and air conditioning work for Ronald McDonald Houses across North America.
“It was exciting to see the wonderful work RMHC does around the world and to know we are a part of it,” said Ron Madera, president of The Grounds Guys. “A key message takeaway was the emphasis on providing the biggest currency of all when a child is sick – time. We are proud to be partnered with such a strong and meaningful organization.”
RMHC was established in memory of McDonald's ® founder and franchise icon Ray Kroc in 1984. Their cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House ®, provides a “home-away-from-home” so families can stay close by while their child gets the health care they need.
“We are pleased to recognized The Grounds Guys and The Dwyer Group’s generosity and involvement with RMHC and the Ronald McDonald House program. With their support, we are able to provide stability and vital resources to families so they can focus on what matters most -- the critical needs of their children,” said Marty Coyne, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
About RMHC: Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 53 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House ® , Ronald McDonald Family Room ® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile ® , and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-supported programs provide a bridge to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information about RMHC, visit www.rmhc.org, follow RMHC on Twitter ( @RMHC), or like RMHC on Facebook ( Facebook.com/RMHC Global).
About The Grounds Guys: The Grounds Guys®is a new franchise concept specializing in commercial and estate residential landscape management services. It is the seventh service concept of The Dwyer Group, an international franchise company with more than 1,400 locations globally. For more information, follow The Grounds Guys on Twitter (@GroundsGuysUS) or like The Grounds Guys on Facebook (Facebook.com/GroundsGuys).
About The Dwyer Group, Inc.:The Dwyer Group, Inc.,® based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company of seven franchise businesses, each selling and supporting a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor in the UK and Portugal), and Rainbow International®. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers world-wide a broad base of residential and commercial services. In addition, Dwyer operates glass shops in New England under the Portland Glass brand name. The Dwyer Group is a portfolio company of TZP Group LLC, a private equity firm based in New York that focuses on control investments in business and consumer services companies with enterprise values generally up to $200 million. For more information on The Dwyer Group, or its franchise concepts, visit the company’s web site at www.dwyergroup.com.