On Thursday, May 15th, 2014, a group of volunteers from the Dimmitt Automotive Group volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Downtown St. Pete.
Led by our Captain, Crista Petruccelli, the Dimmitt Team arrived in the afternoon to prepare dinner and dessert for about 20 families. Kathleen Doyle-Gibson, Kelly Flynn, Marianne Vicari, Michelle Adkins, Andrea Wagner, Hal Dilworth and Tom McQueen all rallied together to serve dinner to the families that were staying at the Ronald McDonald house.
The Dimmitt team was given the opportunity to meet the families they served, which, proved to be an inspirational experience. “If we, for even one small moment, helped ease the pain of a parent, grandparent or sibling of a sick child,” said Marianne Vicari,”then everything we did was well worth it.”
Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay provides a “home-away-from-home” for families with children receiving medical treatment in bay area hospitals. In 2013 they cared for 1,683 families who came from over 35 states and 11 countries to stay an average of 8 days while their child received treatment in one of the bay area hospitals.
The Dimmitt Team will cherish their experience and are excited to return again soon.
For more information on the Ronald McDonald House and to find out how you can get involved please visit: www.rmhc.org/