The Fresno State Bulldog Battalion Army ROTC is undertaking more community service under its new commander. LTC. Lorenzo Rios, including an in-house dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley in Madera.
About 15-20 cadets will be on-hand to serve meals to nearly 30 individuals in families staying at the Ronald McDonald House, a charity that provides short-term housing and other resources for families of patients seeking treatment at Children’s Hospital Central California and any valley medical institution.
The cadets are still accepting donations of food that they will prepare and cook.
Cadet Megan Maloy, a senior criminology major from Twain Harte, said community service is a big part of the cadets’ ROTC experience.
“It’s part of our pledge as leaders and future officers to help those in need and provide a selfless service to the community,” Maloy said. “By realizing the struggles of these families, it will better prepare us for the profession we are entering into while giving back to these families.”
Monetary donations, food supplies and wish list items needed for the dinner can be dropped off at the Army ROTC main office, located on the Fresno State campus in the North Gym, Room 211 between now and Feb. 2.
Items needed include drinks, dessert, paper plates, eating utensils and napkins as well as wish list items found on the Ronald McDonald House website.
For more information, contact the Department of Military Science/Army ROTC at 559.278.2887or visit Army ROTC.