GALVESTON

Shriners Children’s Texas soon will be able to house and provide parking to about 40 patient families after buying and demolishing an idle East End restaurant building.

Trace Harris: 409-683-5247; The Daily News galvnews.com or on twitter at TraceH_news

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Michael Guarino

Wonder what effect this will have on the mission of our wonderful Ronald McDonald House in Galveston that has provided these same great services to families for many years.

Gary Scoggin

I’m willing to bet that between UTMB and Shriners there is more than enough demand for this type of facility. I wouldn’t view this as competition (which is what you seemed to imply) but as an additional, much-needed resource.

Jim Funkhouser

Hi Michael - this will be complimentary to the Ronald McDonald house as the two organizations already work collaboratively. Shriners currently subcontracts with apartment buildings in the area and the housing unit will supplement/replace that.

Shanna Funkhouser

Bill Cochrane

Michael, Is that a question? Please elaborate.

Bill Cochrane

Thank you Shanna

Gary Scoggin

This is wonderful. Kudos to the Shriners.

Ted Gillis

We are all wondering what will become of your building in Houston. We’ve heard that several institutions have made inquiries but nothing more than that. It’s a shamed to see such a wonderful looking building just sitting there empty and not being used. I wish you luck with your plans in Galveston. You do great work.

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