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Columbia’s current Ronald McDonald House purchased by St. Raymond’s Society

An organization that serves pregnant women and new mothers who are in need has purchased Columbia’s Ronald McDonald House, which is located near Keene.

St. Raymond’s Society co-founder Steve Smith spoke on 939 the Eagle’s “CEO Round Table” this weekend.

“The Ronald McDonald people were awesome to work with. Very thankful, and what a treasure they are in our community as well,” Smith says.

He tells listeners that the sale involved millions of dollars.

Smith says the Ronald McDonald House on Lansing Avenue has 18 bedrooms, a library and a large kitchen. He and host Fred Parry note Columbia’s Ronald McDonald House will be moving to a new location closer to the new Children’s Hospital location at University Hospital.

St. Raymond Society co-founder Mike Hentges, a Jefferson City native, also appeared on the program.

“Primarily those that face unplanned pregnancies. We convey our support, which we focus on helping the woman after the child is born,” Hentges says.

The Ronald McDonald House on Lansing is about eight years old. The SRS house in Jefferson City opened in 2012, and Columbia’s SRS House opened in 2014.

You can hear Fred Parry’s full interview on 939 the Eagle here.


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