You are invited to join Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas on Thursday, July 28, from 4:30 to 5:30pm for a Chamber Deluxe Ribbon Cutting celebrating the launch of Healing Hearts in the Brazos Valley. The ribbon cutting will commemorate the Healing Hearts Memory Garden at St. Thomas Episcopal Church located at 906 George Bush Drive in College Station across from Texas A&M Campus and will honor the programs founder, Rev. Rhoda Montgomery. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas is grateful for St. Thomas Episcopal Church who has provided space for the Memory Garden, Caprock Emergency who has put money into making the garden a beautiful sanctuary for families to honor their child, and The Hilton College Station for providing appetizers and beverages.
Since 1993, RMHC CTX has helped families who have lost children due to illness or injury. Suffering the loss of a child is a devastating sorrow. At times, families faced with this tragic loss do not have the financial means to cover the cost of properly interring their child. Through the Healing Hearts program, families are provided burial assistance to help ease the financial burden.To honor the life of the child, RMHC CTX presents families who have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms or who have participated in the bereavement support group with an engraved river rock. The rocks are placed in a tranquil memory garden at the Ronald McDonald House in Austin and at the Rose Garden at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station. Families are always welcome to visit their child’s stone at both locations.
This celebration would not be possible without the generosity of the bereavement fund donors, which include ABC Home & Commercial Services, Wells Fargo Bank, Susan & M.B Flippin of The Flippin Group, and Trevino Smith Funeral Home.
For more information on this event and the Healing Hearts Program, visit www.rmhc-ctx.org.