Reba McEntire may be one of the most well-known country stars in the world, but she has never forgotten where she came from. Known for her endless generosity, McEntire's passion for helping others is most evident in a project she started in Denison, Texas.
Decades ago, McEntire had a family members who were being treated at the Texoma Medical Center in Denison. A report by KXII Fox 12 News explains that while McEntire was at the hospital, she developed a strong urge to help families who have nowhere to go but the waiting room.
That's how Reba's Ranch House was born. McEntire held a series of benefit concerts for the project, and construction was finally completed 25 years ago. The house serves as a temporary home for loved ones visiting patients in the local hospitals. Texoma Health Foundation Chair Bretty Graham said that since its doors opened, Reba's Ranch House has helped a total of 30,000 families.
McEntire originally wasn't supposed to appear at the celebration in her honor to mark the 25th anniversary of Reba's Ranch House, be she decided to stop by and surprise the locals. At one point, McEntire was so touched by the whole experience that she could be seen wiping tears away from her eyes.
Although the event was celebrating McEntire and her kindness, she didn't want it to be all about her. Instead, she took the time to thank the local first responders and presented them with a signed plaque.
You can watch the full news report about the 25th anniversary celebration of Reba's Ranch House below.
Hats off to McEntire for always going above and beyond to help others!
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