Barrie’s McDonald’s restaurants have raised $20,000 to support patient care at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH).
McDonald’s encouraged patrons to make a $5 donation in return for a cup of coffee or tea and a bumper ticket to honour of local healthcare heroes.
“We are incredibly grateful to our guests for enthusiastically supporting our efforts, making generous donations, and helping to honour our healthcare heroes in this meaningful way. Our restaurant teams were one hundred per cent behind this initiative and we have been so impressed with their dedication to safe operation and to supporting our community,” said Jason O’Neill, owner/operator, Barrie.
The money will be used to increase capacity in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. RVH has already opened more beds to increase critical care capacity, including the purchase of new equipment for COVID-19 positive patients who will need ventilation and monitoring.
The continued support from Barrie’s McDonald’s restaurants over the past several years has led to more than $185,000 in funds raised for RVH’s Simcoe Muskoka Regional Child and Youth Mental Health Program and over the last two years, the Neonatal ICU.
“McDonald’s takes pride in being a long-time supporter of the hospital, and in helping support areas of care where our community needs us most each year,” said Glenn McKee, owner/operator Barrie. “Our team, and our guests, always shine when asked to unite for the good of our community.”
banner photo: Deb (left) and Tamisha, McDonald’s crew members, Jennifer O’Neill and Jason O’Neill, owner/operators, Trevor McKee, business development supervisor, Glenn McKee, owner/operator, Doug Moody, Chair, RVH Foundation