Ronald McDonald House expanding Birmingham facility

Ronald McDonald House expanding Birmingham facility

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Ronald McDonald House is expanding the Birmingham facility.

A $6 million dollar expansion will take the facility from 41 guest rooms to 73. Plus an expanded kitchen, garden area, and teen hangout room will be added.

CEO Katherine Estes Billmeier says this expansion is critical to keeping families together.

"We've seen our waiting list grow as much as 55 families one night this summer and I just hate not being able to house everybody. Togetherness heals and keeping families together is what it's all about," said Billmeier.

They plan on breaking ground in mid-January.

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