Local McDonald's raises thousands for Ronald McDonald House - WKRN News 2

Local McDonald's raises thousands for Ronald McDonald House

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Local McDonald's restaurants sold cheeseburgers for only 79 cents on Monday to benefit Nashville's Ronald McDonald House.

On January 7 extremely cold temperatures caused a pipe to burst and flood the house. An entire wing was damaged and determined uninhabitable.

The unlivable conditions caused 17 families with critically ill children to find alternative living arrangements.

Together, 141 restaurants in Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky sold 96,354 cheeseburgers, raising over $76,000 on Monday to help repair the Nashville house that was devastated by flooding.

"We are thrilled with the total donation to the house," said Tim Funderburk, head of the local McDonald's operator group in a press release. "The community came together to support the Nashville Ronald McDonald House, and it's our hope that the house can be repaired as soon as possible and the rooms opened back up to the families that need them."

The local McDonald's donated 100 % of Monday's cheeseburger sales to the house.

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