Ronald McDonald House on track to finish

DES MOINES - If you would've been at the Ronald McDonald House two weekends ago, you would've seen nothing but dirt. Last Monday crews and volunteers began an eleven day extreme build on this house. And today, it's a completely new sight.

"It's been unbelievable. Who would've thought that a facility like this could go up in just eleven days," said Ronald McDonald House Executive Director, Brenda Miller.

In just a week the walls have gone up and everything is structurally sound. And work on the inside is well underway. You can tell where rooms will be and painting has begun.

"It's really coming together so nicely inside. Our families are going to be so pleased and so comfortable and all the little touches that Hubbell and all their tradesmen and what Simonson Architects designed, it's going to be amazing. It's going to be an amazing facility. I'm anxious to get in," said Miller.

With just eleven days to build this home from the ground up, there hasn't been much concern about finishing on time.

"It's moved a few times, way ahead, a little bit, but overall we're right on schedule, everybody's really happy with the progress," said Hubbell Realty President and CEO, Rick Tollakson.

Hundreds of people are on site each and every day, round the clock, and some of those people have been past families of the Ronald McDonald House.

"They've had the opportunity to tell their stories and what it means to them to have this house available to them and future families," said Miller.

There's still plenty of work left ot be done on this house, but it will still all be done by Friday.

If you'd like to volunteer, you still can!  You can find a link to signup here.

There will be a ribbon cutting and tours Monday beginning at 2:30.

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