Today was the first Tuesday we have had off in months. It was fitting that we were scheduled to cook the meal for our local Ronald McDonald House. Lauryn, Naomi and I, as well as some friends, attended together. We look forward to being there again soon. This location said they accept volunteers ages 10 and up.
I am having a very difficult time putting into words the experience. In light of the Route 91 Music festival tragedy, the people of Las Vegas has pulled together amazingly. The Ronald McDonald House was stuffed to overflowing, literally, by donations for families affected by the situation, emergency responders and hospital staff.
When we arrived, the kitchen was unavailable as a crew was making bagged lunches to deliver to emergency response, hospitals and urgent care centers which are all overfull right now.
Personally, being there felt a little like home. Although we had never been at this house before, we were able to easily find our way in the kitchen and dining room. It was an honor to be able to serve them and give our time and talents. Everyone at the house, staff and visitors were incredibly kind and thankful. We enjoyed the opportunity to sit down and share a meal with them.
Naomi had never browned so much beef in her life.
The girls prepared sloppy joes, vegetable stew, cornbread and apple crisp. They also cleaned up after themselves and set up the food buffet-style. We left a lot of leftovers for tomorrow.
The Las Vegas RMH is beautiful. No visit is complete without a photo with the man himself. 🙂