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Army Recruiters Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

By Indianapolis APA Indianapolis Bn

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Local Army recruiters lend a helping hand to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, located at the Parkview Regional Medical Center on Jan 16.

As a part of their Centralized Station Commander Quarterly Leader Development (SCQLD) training, Capt. Requecia Stephens sought to expand her community interaction through a helpful hand. As a regular volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, Stephens saw this training event as an opportunity to do “something more as a team.”

“One of the things that we are taught as Soldiers is selfless service,” said Stephens.  “I thought this would be a good event to not only do training, but to also give something back to the community.”

During their time at the Ronald McDonald House, the Soldiers rolled up their sleeves and were able to assist the staff with needed routine cleaning, general maintenance, donation distribution, and interact with the families whose children were being treated at the medical center.

“On average, the Parkview Ronald McDonald House hosts approximately 9 to 10 families at one time,” said Development and Communication Director, Christine Miller. “The volunteers are the heart of our program to be able to serve our families better.”