Weather Trends International Makes $15,000 Donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region

Bethlehem, PA 3/17/2011 07:18 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

Weather Trends International announced today a donation of $15,000 to Ronald McDonald House (RMHC) Charities of the Philadelphia Region at the CBS3 and CW Philly “Change the Luck of a Child” phone bank held in Philadelphia, PA last night to support families of critically ill children.  In addition, WTI employees raised an additional $1,150 from friends and family to benefit this wonderful organization that does so much for children and their families. “The generous contribution from Weather Trends directly supports the operations of our two Houses where families with seriously ill children can stay every night to provide some peace of mind as they go through the most difficult times of their lives,” said Susan Campbell, Executive Director Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.  But Weather Trends most valuable contribution was a hundred stuffed super hero dolls “ Guy” sent to all the children staying at the House where he was seen flying around on the arms of smiling children!

“With so many families already struggling due to the economy, it’s very difficult to imagine families suffering to help a sick child, so it was a privilege and honor to offer up our support to such a wonderful organization,” said Bill Kirk, CEO Weather Trends International.  “I’m also really proud of my employees who took it upon themselves to raise additional funds with friends and family and working the “Change the Luck of a Child” phone banks at the telethon:  Stephanie Layton, Krissy Klinger, Karen O’Donnell, Shelly Guare, Evan Lowery, Tony Saura and Jack Benoff.”

To help support families staying at the Ronald McDonald Houses in the Greater Philadelphia Region, go to

Bill Kirk, CEO Weather Trends
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About Weather Trends International

The global leader of actionable year-ahead business weather guidance for retailers, manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, agricultural firms, financial analysts and now consumers worldwide.  Clients include some of the world’s most respected and successful companies like Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, Target, AutoZone, Anheuser-Busch, Johnson & Johnson, Clorox, Energizer, 3M, JP Morgan, Agway, Hershey’s and over a hundred others.  Its business centric weather solutions and understanding of how consumers respond to the weather is used throughout organizations to help "manage the weather risk”.  Utilizing technology first developed in the early 1990s, Weather Trends International’s unique statistical math based trade secret formula forecasting methodology projects temperature, precipitation and snowfall trends by day and week a year-ahead for millions of locations in all 195 countries with industry leading 80%+ accuracy.  WTI is recipient of five business and technology awards including #5 on Forbes Magazine’s list as America’s Most Promising Company.  Offices in Bethlehem, PA and Bentonville, AR.  Visit or for more information.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Philadelphia Region, 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 52 countries and regions, it's 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,


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