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3/ Mary McKinstry, managers of the Ronald McDonald House in d McDonald House ers brief Rotarians is the Ronald McDonald "It is the House that Love where every day a child You!" Mary McKinstry, man- Ronald McDonald Roanoke, were in White Springs to explain the the Spa City Rotarians Women of The First asking their Ind good will. ~nald House is , from home for famil- ill patients at all area hosptials. The house kitchen facilit- quarters for a resident receives guests referred laundry and most of all, receive comfort and support from other families facing similar situations. The idea for the "Home" began in Philadelphia in 1974 when the Eagle Football team saw the need for such a facility and sponsored the first home. From this idea in 1980 came the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Virginia the result of vision, work and finacial support of three co-sponsors: the Junior League of Roanoke Valley, Roanoke, Va. Inc.; the Roanoke Hospital Association; and McDon- ald's Co-op of Southwest Virginia. The House has a 15 member board made up of representatives of the sponsoring groups, physicians and parents who have experienced the illness and some times loss of a child and this group can provide the best support -- their knowledge and needs of the families many of whom come from the hills, hollow~; and coal mining areas of West Virginia, said Mrs. McKinstry. The Physicians Group lends to the Board and families their expertise in dealing with the medical aspects of the illness and the Hospital Association-owned site proposed for its use in September 1982. Contstruc{ion began in December of that year and the house, land and furnishings valued at more than $1 million are leased to the R.M. House at a nominal yearly fee. As Mrs. McKinstry explaines, the House attempts to relieve some of the financial burden of families by offering lodging at a very modest rate and these fees are waived for those unable to pay. To help meet the operational expenses in the future, the House Board has set a goal of $500,000 for an endow- ment fund and contributions are gratefully accepted. McKinstry relates many miracles when the need arises -- a van donated by an automible dealer; a piano donated by a local resident; milk, orange juice, bread, potatoe chips donated by firms such as Meadow Gold, Coles and Tom's. A home away from home and food are offered to parents of child cancer patients, and parents of children under 18 years of age suffering illness or severe acci- dent. She said that the House deals with tragedy but also with joy. At the hospital they cry but at the House they can laugh a little or forget for a little while by means of music. The House gives supper each evening to the residents and a favorite meal The Mountain Messenger, Tue=day, May 12, 1987 i 5A .~:~':~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~;~'~~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~~ ................. , o,o.oo.ooooo,~,, fooooo .... -i WEST :VIRGINIA B Summer jobs What is yellow and black and "red" all over? The answer is this uear's application for the Govern- or's Summer Youth Program (GS- YP). This colorful piece of paper signals the advent of summer jobs and remains year after year a popular item for area youth. From now until work begins in June, the Job Service can expect a steady stream of young people seeking work through the GSYP. The federal government sends money to our state to provide summer jobs for youth ages 14- 21 from families with low incomes. The youth work for government agencies such as the local towns, the Forest Service, and the De- partment of Highways among oth- ers. The GSYP enables the agenc- ies to accomplish large clean-up projects whithin a short time period and at the same time provides precious job opportunities. Most of our youth are excited about the opportunity to work and consequently perform well for their employers. At the conclusion of the program the agencies are pleased with the results. Many young people earn a good recommenda- tion letter and an invitation to return for the next GYSP. Sadly, some youth take GSYP for granted. The attitude that an agency is "giving away" jobs includes no consideration for the importance of job performance. A poor performer can be spotted before GSYP actually begins. In applying for the program. This mistake causes unwarranted wear and tear on the parents and several unnecessary visits to the Job Service. Next, the youth shifts responsibility for providing eligibil- ity information from himself to whoever is handy--parents, the school, an agency or even to the person processing the application. When this individual chooses a work site, the employer is likely to say emphatically, "send me any- one except" him or her. Negative or positive characterist- ics which surface during the application process are' usually visible in other life situations, including employment. Memories are long and the word travels fast. Nothing is given to you that you have not in some manner earned. Start now to do the best you can wherever you are, whatever you do. For information about GSYP, call the Job Service at 647-5655. Services of the local parents who set the policies and is the West Virginia meal of pinto most cases the persan'gives little ld it provides a place overseetheoperatior~oftheHouse, beans, cornbread, onions, hash attention to the instructions for I ,-M H&R Block we kl~ow you'r~ concerned can relax, cook, do The Parenting group" consist of browns and slaw! . "'--" - - I how ta ruform will affect you. 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