Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- It’s taken a few years, but a much needed new Ronald McDonald House of Central New York is nearly finished.
The goal is to move into the new house in November, which coincidentally marks the 30th anniversary of the organization in Syracuse.
The new house will double the size of the current facility, allowing for better care for the families they currently serve, but just as importantly, it will open to new populations – like moms with high-risk pregnancies.
"We really put a roof over their heads, but more than that, under that roof we provide meals and a comfortable bedroom and the camaraderie of other families, so they focus on the wellness of their children,” said Executive Director Ronald McDonald House of CNY Beth Trunfio.
Trunfino says their growth is really important as the medical community continues to grow, especially the Golisano Children’s Hospital. She says the facility will bring more families to Syracuse for pediatric care, and then in search of the care and comfort Ronald McDonald Houses provide.
“It would be very easy, like many things in life, to do what you do and continue to do it well, which we have, or to really assume the responsibility to grow and expand and rise to the occasion and I believe that's what this organization has done,” said Trunfino.
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