A home away from home

HUB International Missoula needs your vote by August 31 to win $10,000 for the Missoula Ronald McDonald House. Read about their dedication to reduce the stress and financial burden of being away from home for an extended time for a child’s medical treatment, by providing families with meals and a free or low-cost place to stay. Then vote for them by using the social media share buttons or by leaving a comment when you reach the end of their story.

Sharing the burden

Children coping with an illness need many things to recover, and the presence and support of family is at the top of the list. But when a family must travel to access care, it can add financial stress to an already traumatic situation. To help reduce this burden, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) provides the resources and support system families need to be together during a difficult, stressful time. It’s also their policy to never turn a family away because of an inability to pay.

A home away from home

Employees of HUB International Missoula performing house and yard maintenance at the Missoula Ronald McDonald House in the fall of 2021.

RMHC operates around the world, and each Ronald McDonald House plays a vital role in its community. In Missoula, the House is located across the street from the Community Medical Center, the city’s main hospital. This location makes it easier for families to be actively involved in their children’s care, while also giving parents and guardians a comfortable place to stay, and some solace, as long as needed.

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Troy Carlson of HUB International puts in time, treasure, and talent with yard tools for the Missoula Ronald McDonald House.

Open every day of the year, the Missoula Ronald McDonald House has 12 rooms with private bathrooms available for guests. Families also have access to kitchens, a dining area, a fully stocked pantry, laundry rooms, a family game room and other amenities. Plus, several nights a week, guests are treated to home-cooked meals prepared by volunteers.

“The employees of the Missoula Ronald McDonald House are some of the most caring people I have ever met.”

– Gary Schild, HUB Gives Regional Coordinator, HUB International Mountain States Limited

Building a support system

HUB International offers business insurance products to customers across the U.S. and Canada. Through its HUB Gives program, each regional office selects a local cause to support, and its Missoula location chose to care for the Ronald McDonald House. This includes doing yard work and maintenance at the House, preparing meals for guests and spending time with the families to make them feel cared for and welcome.

The agency also donates money for meals and operating expenses, and supports House staff so they can focus on serving families. During the pandemic lockdown, when meals couldn’t be prepared in the House, the agency donated gift cards from local restaurants for families to use.

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HUB Gives often sponsors meals for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. During the pandemic when they couldn’t home cook a meal like this one, they donated gift cards for the residents to use at local restaurants for food to-go.

“The employees of the Missoula Ronald McDonald House are some of the most caring people I have ever met,” said Gary Schild, the regional coordinator of the HUB Gives program. “We are touched by their dedication and proud to support them however we can.”


Much more than a place to sleep

The Missoula Ronald McDonald House operates on a tight budget and with limited staff, so it relies heavily on volunteers from the community to accomplish its vital work. “The House is more than just a place to sleep that’s close to the hospital,” said Amy Peterson, the CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Montana. “It’s a support system for families. And every day we depend on donors and volunteers like those from HUB International to help us fulfill our mission.”

“The Ronald McDonald House is more than just a place to sleep that’s close to the hospital. It’s a support system.”

Amy Peterson, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Montana

Counting on the dedication of donors    

The Missoula Ronald McDonald House primarily relies on grants, donations and volunteers to do its work. A $10,000 gift from Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance would help the nonprofit pay for staffing, bedding, toys, health and hygiene supplies, food, furniture, house maintenance and other needed items. Help HUB International Missoula win another $5,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Montana by leaving a comment below and sharing their story to social media using the buttons to the left.

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Amy Taber
3 days ago

Good work, HUB!! I so hope you reach your goal!!

Bill Rummel
4 days ago

Thanks for doing this

Judy Kimler Rummel
4 days ago

Thanks for supporting Ronald McDonald House, HUB!

Judy Kimler Rummel
4 days ago

Wonderful cause, HUB! You have my vote.

Luke Visger
4 days ago

Great job HUB Missoula!!!

Bailey Nowak
5 days ago

Awesome job HUB Missoula!

Rachel Rinehart
5 days ago

Way to go Hub Missoula!!

Jeni Luft
5 days ago

Good job Missoula!

Trina Whitley
6 days ago

Great job Missoula!

Mitch Romig
6 days ago

Awesome job Missoula!!

Denise Metcalf
6 days ago

Way to go HUB Missoula! You’re awesome

6 days ago

Great work HUB Missoula!

Theo Albert
6 days ago

That’s a great cause!

Kim Compton
6 days ago

WOW, they did an Awesome job! The food looks wonderful! A lot of hard work, Thanks for all you do!

6 days ago

Way to go Missoula!!!

6 days ago

Awesome job HUB Missoula, keep up the great work!!

6 days ago

Awesome work!!!

6 days ago

HUB Rockstars!

Dawn Johnson
6 days ago

Very cool! Thank you for your kind generosity.

Dawn Johnson
6 days ago

Rock Stars! HUB of Missoula you Rock!

6 days ago

Great cause!

6 days ago

Very good work folks!

6 days ago

WOW! So cool.

Rose Burns
6 days ago

Very good cause.

7 days ago

Way to go, Missoula team!

Jenny Bolt
9 days ago

Way to go! I just discovered you can vote from multiple devices! Thank you!

Johnna Henderson
9 days ago

Thank you for everything you do!

Woody Smith
9 days ago

Thank you for all you’re doing to help these families. It’s because of folks like yourselves that shows there is so much good in this world with all the negativity that is always in front of us.

Clay Dethlefsen
9 days ago

Hub International of Missoula has been my insurance agency for many many years, they are a superior group and have always gone the “extra mile” to satisfy my personal and commercial business needs. Great staff.

Robin Fox
10 days ago

So proud of this organization and all they do to support the RM house

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10 days ago

Wonderful organisation

10 days ago

Nice work Troy and Crew!

Kathleen Wills
10 days ago

I strongly support the RMHouse and all the positive things they do for those struggling through stressful situations. HUB International is a company I have worked with for over 40 years. They always work to find the best coverage at the least expensive price for their customers.

Clint Summers
10 days ago

Great work. I love the cause and the impact they make.

10 days ago

Watson Children’s Shelter votes for Ronald McDonald House!!!!!
They are the best neighbors.
HUB International is doing so much good for our community. We are all lucky to know them.

Danielle DeCrescentis
10 days ago

Way to go Missoula HUB! Great work!

10 days ago

So great!

Ross Carlson
10 days ago

Way to go HUB. Keep up your great work!

Doris Leader
10 days ago

Yes I would vote YES! Keep up the great work.

Tesha Kolb
10 days ago

What a wonderful Cause!

Denise Metcalf
10 days ago

This is awesome to see such support. Keep up the great work!

Kyle Sprauer
11 days ago

Great Job!

Mike Windham
11 days ago

So great! Count my vote.

Christopher Rude
11 days ago

What a wonderful thing! We’ve been there & stayed there they some difficult times. Thank you for promoting such an amazing program!

11 days ago


Lori Crawford
11 days ago

From someone that has had to leave my hometown for medical care for myself and my preemie daughter, I have always supported the Ronald McDonald houses everywhere! Happy to help Missoula, Montana out in getting this donation!!

Jessica Lang
11 days ago

Love Ronald McDonald House and all the help they have provided families in need over the years. Get them that donation!

Jacob Cynamon-Murphy
11 days ago

My MIL was able to get support from a nearby Ronald McDonald House when my FIL had a stroke. They were incredibly supportive and caring. Let’s get that donation!

Gustin Martel
11 days ago

This is so great! Thank you to the Ronald McDonald House for providing and amazing resource and go HUB Missoula!!

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