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Local business owners make donation to support COVID-19 relief efforts

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 19:44:52-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Local McDonald's franchise owners came together to donate more than $18,000 to organizations impacted by the coronavirus.

The money is going to Hope Center for Kids, One World Community Health Center and the Food Bank of the Heartland.

In addition to the monetary donation, McDonald's also donated a year's worth of medical masks to the Ronald McDonald House in Omaha.

The franchise owners we talked to said it was important for them to give back to the community.

“We find it important to give back to the community that helps provide us,” said McDonald’s franchise owner and operator Dustin Darmody. “It’s really important for us as local franchisees to give back to the communities and make sure we are taking care of the people that are taking care of us.”

McDonald's franchises are donating more than $68,000 towards COVID-19 relief funds to organizations across the Midwest.