Members weaved around the multiple detours that were in place in the area due to construction, accidents and flooding and made it to the Ronald McDonald House of Danville for the Chamber’s first of two Business After Hours in August on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Those that were able to navigate the obstacles outside were treated to a delicious spread of appetizers and refreshments from Lucy’s Kitchen & Catering and also had an opportunity to learn about the RMHD, which annually serves over 12,000 guests, mainly parents, guardians and other relatives of critically ill children that are being treated at Geisinger.
Several attendees also used this event as an opportunity to visit the House for the first time. Although they were familiar with it and its mission, this was their first time in it, and they used the opportunity to not only gain additional knowledge of the House, its mission, and how it goes about development through several fundraising events per year to ensure it can continue fulfilling its mission. RMHD is also always looking for any interested volunteers to help out in a variety of ways, especially by coming to the House and making a meal for its current residents, many of which have been in and out of the hospital and don’t often have the luxury of sitting down for warm, home-cooked meal. For more information about volunteering at the RMHD, call the volunteer coordinator at 570-214-1792.
Business After Hours provide regular opportunities to build business relationships while learning about the services offered by other Chamber members. The next Business After Hours will be held at AGAPE, located at 19 East 7th St., Bloomsburg, on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Please note the special time of 4-6 p.m.