Vice-president and general manager of Southside Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Matt Swainson, left, and Lori Rechlo, general manager of Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta for the Red Deer House, stand next to a van the dealership donated to Ronald McDonald House this past Friday. (Contributed photo)

Vice-president and general manager of Southside Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Matt Swainson, left, and Lori Rechlo, general manager of Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta for the Red Deer House, stand next to a van the dealership donated to Ronald McDonald House this past Friday. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer car dealership donates van to Ronald McDonald House

A Red Deer car dealership has donated a car to Ronald McDonald House.

On Friday, the Southside Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram dealership handed the keys to a van over to representatives from Red Deer’s Ronald McDonald House.

“Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta, Red Deer House is truly grateful to (dealership vice-president and general manager) Matt Swainson and his entire team at Southside Dodge for their steadfast support of our work to keep families together during the unimaginable hardship of the need to travel for medical treatment for their sick or injured child,” said Sarah Heibein, Ronald McDonald House stakeholder relations manager in central Alberta.

“Our House is not a nice to have, but a need to have, and we are honoured to work with such an amazing community partner in Southside. The use of the 2021 Dodge Caravan will help us to keep our operating costs down so that we can focus on our work to keep families close.”

Ronald McDonald House has operated in Red Deer for more than eight year. The facility ensures there is a safe and comfortable place for families to rest while they focus on the recovery of their child or children, said Heibein.



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