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Citadel News Service
14 Mar 2011

Lima Company donating $1,510 to Ronald McDonald House

On Tuesday, March 15, cadets from Lima Company at The Citadel will hand over a check for $1,510 to the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston. 

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Lima Company raised nearly $1,600 for the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston. The Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children. Having a place to stay eliminates the financial burden of costly hotels and provides a home-like atmosphere where families can lead a life as normal as possible during their time of need.

The Ronald McDonald House of Charleston provides a "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children. Having a place to stay eliminates the financial burden of costly hotels and provides a home-like atmosphere where families can lead a life as normal as possible during their time of need.

“This donation goes a long way toward helping families of seriously ill children,” said Barbara Bond, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House. “We want to thank the cadets of Lima Company at The Citadel.”

Lima Company is one of 20 cadet companies that comprise the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. The company houses 105 cadets, all of whom donated to Ronald McDonald House. The cadets raised the money within their company. The goal was to raise enough money to assist 24 families with Ronald McDonald House accommodations. The house serves up to 25 families each night. The cadets raised nearly $1,510.

“We as cadets are grateful to be surrounded by people who support us and we wanted to help and those who are less fortunate or are in need,” said Lima Company Commander Cadet. Capt. Brendan Prince.

The Ronald McDonald House donation is one of several community service projects the cadets have embarked on. Last Christmas the company adopted eight “angels” in the Angel Tree Project and fulfilled the holiday wish lists of each child. The cadets also volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and World Water Day activities.

“I have been impressed with the young men and women of Lima Company. Under the leadership of their company commander, they initiated and executed a successful fundraiser,” said Col. Dennis Lane, 3rd Battalion and Lima Company tactical officer. “We all hear, at times, of good deeds, this truly is one.”

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