Clay firefighters present check, cook Easter meal at Ronald McDonald House

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Clay firefighters presented a check for the families of young patients at Beacon Children's Hospital at a charity event held Saturday.

Clay firefighters Local 1630 culminated fundraising efforts from its Battle of the Badges Fundraiser with a check presentation of over 12 thousand dollars to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana.

Not only that but Clay firefighters served up a large Easter meal for families in the RMHC in South Bend.

Stanz Foodservice, Inc. donated food for the event as well as Martin’s supermarkets.

The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families of young patients being treated at Beacon Children’s Hospital.

The charity’s CEO says the funds raised from this year’s Battle of the Badges will serve families in the area in a big way.

“Above and beyond. It’s amazing it’s so special to have people actually come into our home and actually feel what we feel every single day,” said Kierstin Miller, President/Ceo of Ronald McDonald House of Michiana. 

Clay firefighters felt a sense of accomplishment at the event. 

“We usually see these people on their worst day. When things are hectic and frantic and we’re trying to save their kids life or whatever they need and we don’t get to see the after effects.” Said Brenden Goodman, Clay firefighter.

The Clay Fire Department is planning to host another charity event with RMHC in the summer. 

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