Ronald McDonald House Houston and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Houston/Galveston have merged into one organization, according to a Jan. 29 news release. The new organization will be called the Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Houston.

In a nutshell

According to the news release, the new organization will continue the work done by the two nonprofits, which includes the Ronald McDonald Houses and Family Lounges and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. There will be no interruption to the nonprofit’s programming.

How we got here

A joint task force representing both charities decided to merge the two organizations after a year of planning and consideration, according to the news release. Both organizations have been operating for over three decades.

Quote of note

“By coming together as Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Houston, we aim to support even more families with seriously ill children,” RMHC Greater Houston CEO Cristina Vetrano said via news release. “This merger enables us to do our part to help create a stronger and more inclusive foundation for the Greater Houston community, and we are filled with gratitude and delight to enter this next chapter together.”

Learn more

Learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Houston by visiting