Ready, Set, Build! 11-Day Challenge

New Ronald McDonald House at Fast-Food Pace

Above: This artist’s rendering shows the new, larger Ronald McDonald House to be built in just 11 days by crews working 24-7.

Here’s something worth watching: Over the course of just 11 days, starting Sept. 11, crews are going to work around the clock to build a new $3 million Ronald McDonald House at 15th and Pleasant streets. Its long-serving predecessor was demolished in August in preparation for Hubbell Realty Co.’s “Extreme Build” of the replacement. Near health centers around the country, Ronald McDonald houses provide lodging for the families of young hospital patients.

“We’ve done three builds like this—in 2006, 2009, 2013—and this year’s will be by far the largest project we’ve ever taken on,” Hubbell President and CEO Rick Tollakson reported.

Hubbell, along with subcontractors and vendors, will donate the majority of labor and materials. Volunteers are welcome to help in various roles. Click here to sign up for a four-hour shift assisting the project.

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