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Ronald McDonald House Outstanding Stewardship Award honors La-Z-Boy

Nov. 02, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- La-Z-Boy was recently honored at the Ronald McDonald House Charities International Conference as the 2013 recipient of the RMHC Outstanding Stewardship Award.

Through this award, the family-centered nonprofit recognizes corporations whose commitment and support exceeds expectations in helping to support the mission of the Charity.

La-Z-Boy began its support of RMHC in 2008 with the donation of furniture to RMHC Chapters in the USA and Canada. Since then, the company has increased its support extending its donation to RMHC Chapters in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. The Company has donated more than 5,000 pieces of furniture to date.

"La-Z-Boy and Barboursville Store Manager, David Little, have donated 12 pieces of furniture to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Tri-State here in Huntington," said Ronald McDonald House Executive Director, Margaret Wilson. "We host up to 20 guest families on any given day who are dealing with the medical crisis of a child, and La-Z-Boy's support has tremendously enhanced our ability to ensure that those families are able to stay together in a home-like environment so their children can better cope with their illness and heal faster. We are very proud to be a part of honoring La-Z-Boy for their unwavering commitment to RMHC families across the world and in our own community."

"It is hard to comprehend the level of stress, uncertainty and worry families must feel when facing the illness of a child," added Kurt Darrow, president and CEO of La-Z-Boy. "Our commitment to RMHC goes beyond the furniture we provide. It extends into the local communities, through fundraising and volunteering activities. We are honored to be associated with such a remarkable organization. We are grateful to know that, every day, we are able to provide comfort to RMHC families so they can stay focused on helping their children recover."

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