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Minneapolis Ronald McDonald House Recipient of Massive All-Day Cleaning Event
Cleaning Professionals from Across the Country Donated Funds, Time and
Materials to Clean 77,000 Square Foot Facility
September 24, 2018; Minneapolis, MN – More than 100 cleaning professionals in town for a cleaning convention recently converged on the Ronald McDonald House on Oak Street in Minneapolis for an all-day clean-a-thon. Nearly every inch of RMH-Oak’s 77,000 square feet of carpet, tile, grout and granite was cleaned, scrubbed or polished in a massive “all hands-on-deck” effort. Mikey’s Fest, an educational charity event for the floor cleaning industry, organized the event.
Representatives from cleaning firms across the country deep-cleaned every room and every floor of the multi-building facility located near the University of Minnesota’s east bank campus. Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest (RMHC-UM) operates four locations in the Twin Cities, and RMH-Oak Street is the original house and cornerstone program. With 48 overnight rooms, a large community kitchen, multiple lounges and play areas, a gym, Sport Court, movie theater and more, it serves families dealing with a child’s serious illness who live at least 40 miles from the Twin Cities metro area.
According to Mike Pailliotet, creator and founder of Mikey’s Fest, the organization began supporting Ronald McDonald House chapters in 2017 and since that time, has cleaned a total of ten RMH buildings in St. Petersburg, Phoenix and Las Vegas. “I’ve been putting on events for carpet cleaners since 2006. It wasn’t until early 2017, when I started incorporating the cleaning of Ronald McDonald Houses, that my events truly grew a soul.”
The Mikey’s Fest work crew performed multiple jobs simultaneously, including carpet and upholstery cleaning and repair, tile cleaning and sealing, granite cleaning, repairing and sealing, and gym and office floor cleaning. In total, Mikey’s Fest donated more than $49,000 in professional services as well as $1,000 in product, and contributed 1,000+ volunteer hours to the organization.
As Jill Evenocheck, RMHC-UM President and CEO explained, “With a constant stream of families, volunteers and visitors, RMH-Oak Street is a very busy place – and Mikey’s Fest’s remarkable financial donation combined with the day-long clean-a-thon and generous product donation will go a long in ensuring that families facing a child’s health crisis are able to return to a clean and safe environment after a long day at the hospital. The impact of their generous donation of time and funds cannot be overstated.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest is a 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to provide a comfortable and caring home away from home that supports keeping families together and reduces stress during a child’s serious illness. Based in Minneapolis, the organization operates four locations in the Twins Cities and serves more than 5,400 families each year. Additional information can be found at www.rmhtwincities.org.