Home Is Where the Heart Is . . .

By Debbie DePierro

At the Ronald McDonald House, this statement stands true! It is The House That Love Built, because it takes the entire community to keep our doors open, 365 days a year. On any given day, you’ll see volunteers in red shirts, keeping order throughout the Houses. At night, there’s a buzz of activity as groups prepare and serve meals for guest families. It’s powerful how the community supports the Ronald McDonald House – the families that stay with us are your neighbors, colleagues and friends, and they need your help. Anyone can become involved and connected with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida mission – read on to learn more!

Larry and Gina Holbrook, owners of Premier Association Management of Central Florida, are key players to the communities and neighborhoods they manage. Their goal is always to make sure that your community is premier. Many of you know them, but not many of you may know of their connection to the Ronald McDonald House. In October 2007, US Air Force Reserve Lt Colonel Larry Holbrook had just returned from his tour in Iraq when Gina went into premature labor and underwent an emergency C-section. Their son Tyler, born 5-weeks early, suffered from undeveloped lungs and spent the first 11 days of his young life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at ORMC.  The Holbrook’s, needing to be within minutes of the hospital for their son, turned to the Ronald McDonald House as their “home-away-from-home”.  Within walking distance of the hospital, they were able to provide almost immediate assistance, day or night, to the nurses assigned to saving Tyler’s life.






Today Tyler is an active, healthy 14-year old---and the Holbrook’s haven’t forgotten the RMH. Each year the staff at Premier donates toys to the families staying at the RMH during the Christmas holidays, not only for the hospitalized children but also for their siblings who often get overlooked because of the trying circumstances. The staff has volunteered to cook dinner for the families and the Ronald McDonald House is Premier’s recognized “Charity of Choice” with a direct link to RMH on their website. We are so thankful to the many families who have donated on behalf of Premier. 


Please consider joining the Premier family and the countless local families, groups and organizations, too many to mention here, that support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida through monetary and in-kind donations — a need that is constant.


Debbie DePierro is the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida






Premier Staff delivering lunch to the

families at the Ronald McDonald House




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Ronald McDonald House Charities



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