MT FFA partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities to clean up communities

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Ohio FFA has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) to create a statewide Community Clunker Clean Up. Ohio FFA chapters, including Miami Trace FFA, are working to clean up their communities by removing and donating used farm equipment and vehicles to benefit RMHC.

The Ohio FFA chapter that secures the most donations, of at least five vehicles, will receive a $10,000 prize, generously donated by Telhio Credit Union.

To support Miami Trace FFA, community members should call 800-332-8201 to schedule a convenient pick up of the used vehicle or equipment and use the promotional code OH0183 to ensure the donation is associated with the local FFA chapter. Funds raised through auction of the donated item will directly support RMHC families. Donations may qualify for tax deductions.

Each vehicle donated on average provides enough funding to allow a family with an ill or injured child to stay for a week at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House.

“We encourage the Fayette County community to share this opportunity with family and friends as every vehicle donated makes a life-changing impact,” said Aubrey Schwartz, Miami Trace FFA president. “All vehicles are accepted including – cars, trucks, boats, tractors and motorcycles. We are excited to help clean up the local community while also helping families in their time of need.”

FFA is a dynamic youth organization dedicated to providing students with premier leadership, personal growth and career success. FFA members are preparing for leadership roles in agricultural science, business and technology. Miami Trace FFA is taking part in this charitable effort to help families in need while also teaching students the importance of lending a hand and giving back. Miami Trace FFA has 205 members who are part of the Ohio FFA Association made up of more than 25,000 members.

Together, Ohio FFA chapters can make a collective impact to improve the quality of life for others while creating lasting leadership skills for their careers. More information is available at

Open 365 days a year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio gives families a home-away-from-home directly across the street from Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The organization provides support for families of children who are hospitalized by providing the ability for their parents to stay near them. The house offers comfortable bedrooms with private baths, fully-equipped kitchens with dining areas, play rooms, laundry facilities, a meditation room, exercise room and informal gathering areas. Home-cooked meals are provided every day and other services are available.

In addition to the Ronald McDonald House, RMHC operates a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile in Central Ohio – a traveling medical clinic providing primary care to children who have a hard time getting to the doctor, as well as the Ronald McDonald Family Room at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital. More information available at

For questions about Miami Trace FFA’s Community Clunker Clean up, please contact Amanda Swigert 740-333-4760.

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