Extreme temperatures, in early January, caused the damage to the home away from home for families whose children are receiving treatment at Nashville area hospitals.
"It was pretty devastating, you know it's not something that you plan for," Liz Piercy Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House tells Nashville's News 2.
The water from the busted pipe came through three levels of the house and wiped out more than half the rooms.
"We had about six inches of water in the attic and unfortunately, that water had nowhere else to go but down. We had to take up all the carpet, pull out drywall and actually redo certain rooms in the house from top to bottom."
The floods forced the families out, but the charity worked to find them temporary homes. Friday, they were able to move back in.
"We have all new beds and box springs and unfortunately we did have to lose some bedroom furniture," Percy explained.
Renovating has been a long and costly process.
"I know that it was at least a quarter of a million dollars in damage," Percy said.
Percy said they are grateful the community stepped up to help support.
"That made a huge, huge difference. We couldn't run without the support of our community," she said.
One hundred percent of the program and operational funding is raised through the community.
Thursday, August 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:28:07 GMT
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