Ronald McDonald House opens new facility in San Diego

Posted at 5:56 PM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-14 16:08:03-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego celebrated its expansion on Thursday. 

The charity added a second facility that will house eight families just a walk away from Rady Children's Hospital. 

The facility has eight rooms with an attached bathroom, a large kitchen, a playroom for children and a reflection room. Each family will get its own room. 

The expansion comes at a time when the Ronald McDonald House Charities is working to accommodate families in need. Every night at least 30 families are placed on a waitlist.

The Ronald McDonald House's main house fits 47 families. With this addition, the charity can now house a total of 55 families overnight. 

Thursday's re-grand opening included a ribbon cutting ceremony and a human chain of volunteers passing donations from the main house to the new house. 

The families move into the new house on Monday.