The Manufactured Homes Recreational Vehicles (MHRV) Show Association partnered with the Washington State Park Association, raising funds to help the park system during the Seattle RV Show in February and the Puyallup RV Show in May.
“Owning an RV wouldn’t nearly be as fun if you couldn’t spend time in our state parks—they’re beautiful”, says Dave Helgeson, MHRV show director, in a press release. “But we’re in danger of losing some of them. In fact, over 40 Washington state parks are at risk of closure due to massive budget cuts so we felt we needed to help in some way. The MHRV Show Association hosted two very successful RV shows this year and we’re donating a portion of the gate to the state parks.”
During both MHRV Shows, a portion of the money collected at the at the box office was designated to be donated to Washington State Parks. “It’s their 100th anniversary and this is our small way of saying ‘Happy Birthday,’” said Helgeson.
A special presentation was held in Olympia on June 10 when the MHRV Show Association presented a check of $7,188 to Assistant Parks Director, Mike Sternback.
The MHRV (Manufactured Homes Recreational Vehicles) Show Association consists of manufacturers, dealers and vendor member organizations with an all-volunteer board. The majority of funds collected go directly toward advertising and promotion of the shows. The MHRV was created for the express purpose of promoting the RV and manufactured home industries. Go to MHRVShows.com for more information.