The Mountain West Ronald McDonald House has been presented with a $20,000 check by the Primary organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
"We are in the business of helping children . . . and we are happy to be able to help others in the same business," said Michaelene Grassli, president of the Primary organization, as she presented the check. The Ronald McDonald House provides a place to stay for families of seriously ill children who are hospitalized in Salt Lake City.Robert G. Christopher, president of Mountain West Friends of Hospitalized Children (owners of the Ronald house), accepted the check. He said the funds will be used to develop a playground on the land immediately west of the Ronald house.
"The money is from an endowment established by the estate of Mrs. Margaret W. Nutt (a California resident), who asked that the LDS Church's Primary organization be the caretaker of the funds and that they be used to benefit children," Grassli said.