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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mr. Rooter® Renews Its Support to RMHC

Mr. Rooter Plumbing, which has a shop in Santa Barbara County, renewed its national sponsorship of Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®).


For the third year, the plumbing company made a national commitment of $100,000 with its affiliate companies, Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Rainbow International® and The Grounds Guys®.

As a corporate donor, Mr. Rooter Plumbing also provides in-kind donations throughout the year. This includes donating plumbing and drain cleaning services, labor and supplies.

“The best way to give back is to help someone in need,” said Patrick Patel of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Santa Barbara County. “And it seems like everyone you know knows someone who has stayed at a Ronald McDonald House®.”

RMHC was established in memory of McDonald’s founder and franchise icon Ray Kroc in 1984. The cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House, provides a “home-away-from-home” so families can stay close by while their child gets the health care they need

The more than 315 Ronald McDonald Houses are located in 57 countries around the world. They are funded by corporate donors and individual support.

“We greatly appreciate the support of generous donors like Mr. Rooter. With Mr. Rooter’s help, we can ensure our guest families don’t have to worry about anything else but the recovery of their child,” said Jennifer Blanchard Smith, senior director RMHC.

About Mr. Rooter®

Established in 1970, Mr. Rooter is an all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company with approximately 300 franchises worldwide. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500” and Franchise Times Top 200, Mr. Rooter franchisees provide services to both residential and commercial customers. Mr. Rooter began franchising in 1974 and is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For more information or to find the location nearest you, please visit our Web site.

About RMHC

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 57 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children’s programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-supported programs provide a bridge to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information about RMHC, visit www.rmhc.org, follow RMHC on Twitter (@RMHC), or like RMHC on Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC Global).

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