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Roanoke's Ronald McDonald House receives $10,000 grant

The Louise R. Lester Foundation presented the grant Friday morning

ROANOKE, Va. – The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia has received a big grant.

The Louise R. Lester Foundation presented a $10,000 grant to the charity Friday morning.

Ronald McDonald House executive director Anna Semonco said the money will help them continue to take care of families with children in the hospital.

“It will give them a place to stay and spare them the expense of a hotel,” Semonco said.

She said the annual operating budget is more than $500,000 a year.