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March 31, 2011

CNY Ronald McDonald House receives ongoing support from Liverpool firm

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Employees from the Liverpool office of Anchor QEA, an environmental science and engineering firm, have generously contributed to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York through volunteer efforts and in-kind and monetary donations.

This past winter, Anchor QEA participated in the Corporate Charity Curling Challenge, organized by the Utica Curling Club in Whitesboro, N.Y. The firm selected Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York as its charity of choice as a show of support for a local employee who previously stayed at a Ronald McDonald House. Liane DeSantis and her husband, Frank stayed at the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, N.Y., while their son recovered from heart surgery at a nearby hospital.

Over the past few years, Anchor QEA has donated food and wish list items to the House, participated in the Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY Golf Invitational and prepared meals for guest families.

Employees from the Central New York Anchor QEA office in Liverpool, N.Y, are pictured presenting a donation to Beth Trunfio, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY.

Pictured (back, l to r) Margaret Murphy, of Syracuse, Allison Paige, of Fayetteville, and Ann Gregory, of Bernhards Bay, (middle, l to r) Liane DeSantis, of Liverpool, Deirdre Reidy, of Liverpool, Jim Rhea, of Baldwinsville, Beth Trunfio, of Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY, Kevin Russell, of Syracuse, Matt Smith, of Cicero, and Dawn Lawler, of Liverpool, (front, l to r) Mike Werth, of Baldwinsville, Ramzy Makhlouf, of Farmington, and Chris Pelrah, of Constantia.

About Anchor QEA: Anchor QEA is an environmental science and engineering firm specializing in shoreline development, sediment remediation, habitat restoration, and water quality assessment and modeling. The Central New York office is located in Liverpool, N.Y., where 27 dedicated professionals are working on projects of local and national significance. For more information, visit www.anchorqea.com.  

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York: Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY operates the 16-bedroom CNY Ronald McDonald House 24-hours a day, year-round as a “home away from home” for families whose children are hospitalized with serious illnesses or injuries. RMHC of CNY is planning to build a new, larger Ronald McDonald House that will allow the organization to help keep even more families with seriously ill children together. For more information or to donate, visit www.cnyronaldmcdonaldhouse.org.

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