(PRWEB) March 15, 2012
To celebrate “Companies That Care Day”, Mr. Rooter Plumbing will donate $1 per Twitter follow for the next 100 followers to Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®).
This donation is part of the “Rolls of Love” Drive for Ronald McDonald Houses across North America. Mr. Rooter Plumbing started collecting toilet paper, paper towels and other “Wish List” items on Valentine’s Day.
“We genuinely care about RMHC, and we started this drive because donations are usually down this time of year for non-profits,” said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter LLC. “With ‘Companies That Care Day’ being March 15, this is the ideal time to give even more.”
Mr. Rooter and its affiliate companies – Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric® and The Ground Guys® – have been a corporate donor since 2010. As part of their national sponsorship, they make an annual donation of $100,000.
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 ill child gets the health care they need.
Since becoming a national donor, Mr. Rooter Plumbing franchise owners have given more than $95,000 in in-kind donations to the Houses in their areas. This includes plumbing services as well as meals for the families staying there.
“RMHC is an organization we all love at Mr. Rooter,” said Fawn Barlow, marketing manager at Mr. Rooter LLC. “We want to give everyone the chance to participate in our ‘Rolls of Love’ Drive, so we thought taking it online with social media would accomplish our goal.”
To contribute to Mr. Rooter Plumbing’s donations for RMHC, simply follow them on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/MrRooterCorp.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing is accepting donations for the “Rolls of Love” Drive until March 30.
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 at http://www.mrrooter.com.
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 56 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 http://www.rmhc.org, follow RMHC on Twitter (@RMHC), or like RMHC on Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC Global).