BAUDETTE, Minn. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Baudette Port of Entry (POE) continues to support contributions to the Ronald McDonald House charities.
After months of collecting, the Baudette POE recently donated another 47 pounds of pop tops to the Ronald McDonald House charities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. “We began collecting pop tops for the Ronald McDonald House more than five years ago and became interested in it when a former CBP officer’s family benefited from services offered. I would like to thank local community members who also contributed to the collection,” said Port Director Shelly Kraft.
The McDonald House was officially established in 1984 in memory of McDonald founder Ray Kroc. Today, there are over 300 Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the world with four located in the Twin Cities. This collection program is now in use at Ronald McDonald House chapters across the country and is intended to provide a “home away from home” to help parents and children stay together during prolonged medical treatment. In 2014, 5.7 million children and families were helped by the Ronald McDonald House charities.
CBP continues to engage in many local community events, for more information on CBP check out www.cbp.gov.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.