Mr. Rooter® Plumbing Rolls Out "Rolls of Love" Drive For RMHC

WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2012) – Imagine the world without toilet paper or hand soap. Many take these everyday items for granted, but one business is making sure an organization has the items they need to care for families staying there.

This Valentine’s Day, Mr. Rooter Plumbing rolled out the “Rolls of Love” Drive for the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). They will donate toilet paper, paper towels, toiletries and other household items like soap and laundry detergent that are on the House’s ‘Wish List’.

“These are items you don’t always think about, but they’re a necessity,” said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter LLC. “Since Valentine’s Day is about expressing love, we thought this would be a great time to show our support and give back to this wonderful organization.”

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) was established in memory of McDonald's® founder and franchise icon Ray Kroc in 1984. The cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House, provides a “home-away-from-home” so families can stay close by while their ill child gets the health care they need.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing will accept donations for the “Rolls of Love” Drive until March 30. Customers can give items to the service professional working on their home’s plumbing or they can be delivered to the office.

“We greatly appreciate the support of generous donors like Mr. Rooter. With Mr. Rooter’s help, we can ensure our guest families don’t have to worry about anything else but the recovery of their child,” said Jennifer Blanchard Smith, senior director RMHC.

The “Rolls of Love” Drive is part of Mr. Rooter Plumbing’s national support to RMHC. For the past two years, Mr. Rooter Plumbing and its affiliate companies – Aire Serv, Glass Doctor, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric and The Grounds Guys – have made an annual national commitment of $100,000 to RMHC.

About Mr. Rooter ®

Established in 1970, Mr. Rooter is an all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company with approximately 300 franchises worldwide. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its Franchise 500 and Franchise Times Top 200, Mr. Rooter franchisees provide services to both residential and commercial customers. Mr. Rooter began franchising in 1974 and is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For more information or to find the location nearest you, please visit our Web site at .

About RMHC

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 54 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House® , Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® , and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-supported programs provide a bridge to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information about RMHC, visit , follow RMHC on Twitter ( @RMHC ), or like RMHC on Facebook ( Global ).


Whitney Wyatt, (800) 583-8003 ext. 5894



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