This is Around Ocean County with guest Lynne Siedentop, interim director of Ronald McDonald house in Long Branch. The Ronald McDonald House was founded in 1987 through a true community effort. The house has continued to grow and be successful thanks to the incredible support of our local communities. It has eight themed bedrooms with private baths, a full kitchen, laundry facilities, living room, library, playroom, gazebo and community garden and a dedicated 24 hour staff. The goal is to provide a home away from home for families whose child has been diagnosed with a critical illness and is receiving treatment at medical facilities near their locations.