Well DONE, San Manuel, for showing that tribes can do good things, in the face of the bad things that some tribes are doing..
The Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House has received a grant award of $197,000 from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians that will allow the house to continue its off-site hotel program.
The program provides overnight housing near Loma Linda University Medical Center and other nearby hospitals to families of seriously ill children. These funds will extend the reach of the house to provide even more families with a home-away-from-home when it has reached capacity.
“Turning away families who need our help is extremely difficult, yet it’s a reality our organization must frequently face as demand for our services increase,” said Mike Kovack, executive director of the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House.
“The San Manuel tribal community is proud to support the efforts of Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House,” said chairwoman Lynn Valbuena. “Their services and accommodations provided to families with young children facing health issues are critically important for the entire community.”