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Ranching ‘Santa’ donates beef to the Ronald McDonald House


Every year, we hear of kind acts happening around the holidays. This year, one rancher got into the Christmas spirit to help those in his community. Just before Christmas, Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association President Byron Yeoman dressed as Santa Clause and delivered a freezer full of beef to the Ronald McDonald House Charity in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Yeoman had been planning the donation for a while, but since it took place so close to Christmas, he thought it might be fun to dress as Santa on delivery day. Instead of a sleigh pulled by reindeer, Yeoman showed up in a pick up truck with horse power, and he had on his cowboy hat instead of Santa’s iconic red hat. In exchange for a bag of toys, Yeoman showed up with something even better — a cooler full of nutritious beef.

“The Ronald McDonald House provides help to families going through some really difficult times,” Yeoman said. “My wife and I are grateful for the opportunity to donate beef that will feed those families while they stay at the Ronald McDonald House.”

The Ronald McDonald House Charity in Tulsa allows families with sick children to stay together and near the medical care they need. Helping a sick child fight their illness takes a big enough emotional toll on a family. Adding a financial strain can make it almost too much to bear. The Houses offer all of the comforts of home.

The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association is helping coordinate beef donations to the OKC and Tulsa Ronald McDonald Houses. Each Ronald McDonald House uses two to three beefs per year. You can help out as well. If you would like to help feed families going through a tough time, email or calling the association’s office at 405-235-4391.

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