As a kid, I always enjoyed visiting McDonald’s – both for its food and its fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House. It was entertaining to donate the spare change in my (or my mom’s) pocket to the charity by placing my coins in the coin-spinning donation contraption.
The Ronald McDonald House currently has 685 programs spanning 62 regions and has provided 1.4 million overnight stays for families.
But now, one of the charity’s locations in Canada has allegedly implemented a mandatory vaccination requirement for residents.
Austin Furgason, as The Daily Caller reports, has claimed that his family and his son, a 4-year-old leukemia patient, will be evicted by the end of January if they do not get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
“Because we don’t have the vaccine, you’re going to throw us out in the snow with a few weeks’ notice,” Furgason said to the manager in a video uploaded to his Facebook page. “Like this is some kind of crazy evil like I have never seen in my life.”
“Don’t think you guys are just going to get away with this because we’re going to fight this and expose this to people,” Furgason added.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of British Columbia & Yukon has not responded to The Daily Caller for a request for comment.
But on its website, the charity has placed an alert stating the vaccination requirement.
“All guests and visitors to the House must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19,” the alert reads. “These measures in addition to an abundance of sanitizer and kindness will help us ensure the safety of everyone at the house.”
The Ronald McDonald House has 136,000 volunteers who compassionately donate their time and energies to help those most in need. Surely, the organization they work for should be able to show the same kind of compassion, regardless of one’s vaccination status.
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