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Marshfield McDonald's sending unique support to Nicaragua


The Marshfield McDonald’s is closed for the next few months. Crews are tearing it down to build a new modern-day design.

But parts of the old building will live on--thousands of miles away. The restaurant's owner decided to donate the restaurant's old furniture to Central America.

"It's a good feeling and I’m just glad we could help and it's something that, it was kind of like a no brainer decision, why wouldn't we," said Ron Fish, owner of the Marshfield McDonald's.

It took 15 members of the Marshfield Lions Club to tear down the furniture earlier this week. That wasn't an easy task, especially when it came to the children's playplace.

"We had to call a glass company who volunteered to take the big window out so we could take the play land and each part out through the window" said Steve McCabe, president of the Marshfield Lions Club.

The furniture was then taken to a non profit in Stevens Point. From there it will go to Nicaragua.

"They don't have a lot of the equipment that would help them too be able to teach the classes that they would want to teach and providing tables and chairs and bookshelves, that will be a great addition to their programs," said Amy Wiza, coordinator for the Wisconsin Nicaragua Partners of the Americas.

The furniture will be used in hospitals, doctors offices, schools, and other buildings. Coordinators say people there will appreciate the equipment that would otherwise be sent to the landfill.

They have to be very resourceful for the things that they do have and they're very grateful for what they have, and receiving something like this is just another expression of how the people in Wisconsin care about the people in Nicaragua," said Wiza.

Non-profit workers expect to ship the furniture to Central America by the end of the year.

As for the McDonald’s, it's scheduled to re-open again within the next three to four months.

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