Since it's opening in November of 1985, 25,000 families from 11 countries had their lives enriched by the Ronald McDonald House. Executive director Georgia Street has loved every moment.
"To have them return and hug you and say, we're just doing so well and I want to tell you that we don't know what we would have done without the house and for you to give us a place to stay has been a live saver for us. That makes it all worth it," said Street.
The two story house provides families with a bedroom, access to a living room filled with movies and games, a fully stocked kitchen, and of course, the love, care, and support of the houses hundreds of volunteers.
"You see the immediate impact on people's lives and that's what's important to me. I can put a little of my time and some hard work. You see an immediate impact and that's what makes a difference," board president James Breaux told NBC 10 News.
While the house has a lot to celebrate from it's first 25 years, thousands of families will count on this special place for years to come.
"We hope to be able to continue to serve the mission of helping families that really need it," said executive director, Georgia Street.